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If you’re looking for a short, undemanding and family-friendly walk with plenty of interesting things to see along the way then try our Coppermines Waterwheel Walking Trail.

Taking roughly 1 hour, this walk takes you on well-defined tracks through spectacular scenery, past thundering waterfalls before you emerge in the stunning and historic Coppermines Valley.

Here you can have your photo taken at the distinctive Coppermines Heart Stone, see our new waterwheel in action and learn more about the fascinating history of our valley.

The starting point for the walk is our new temporary Coniston Central Car Park. Download the route below.

Those looking to get in the saddle and see some stunning scenery via their mountain bikes should check out our Cathedral Cavern Mountain Bike Trail from Coniston Central Car Park.

The high point of the ride is a visit to the spectacular Cathedral Cavern in Little Langdale and is not to be missed! You can download the map below.

No bike? No problem! The trail makes a perfect half day walk with lots to see along the way.

What’s the question we get asked the most here in Coniston?

Which way is it to the Old Man?”

We know that for many visitors, a walk up The Old Man of Coniston is simply a must! And it’s not hard to see why, passing through historic mines, past crystal clear mountain tarns and with outstanding views throughout, this is one of the best walks te Lakes has to offer.

Our new car park in the village makes the perfect starting point for this ever-popular walk – and to help you find your way we’re providing free maps from our car park hub and shop!

You can also download the map below.

New: Park and Ride from Coniston Central Village Car Park

With only limited parking available at Tarn Hows and the neighbouring village of Hawkshead why not spend the day walking, sight-seeing, and visiting the local shops, eateries and galleries is the quaint village of Hawkshead. Our park and ride trail to Hawkshead takes you to the heart of this picture-perfect Lake District village with a beautiful walk back via the stunning Tarn Hows.

Or to simply visit Tarn Hows and avoid the busy car park at the tar, download our Tarn Hows Park, Ride and Walk route below.

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