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 Hidden Treasures Gift Shop and Coppermines & Lakes Cottages office. 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 our Hidden Treasures Gift Shop and Coppermines & Lakes Cottages office.
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 the Lakes has to offer.
Our Hidden Treasure Gift Shop 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!
You can also download the map below.
It might be called the Lake District, but it’s not just the lakes which are worth a visit. Tarn Hows is one of the most spectacular bodies of water that the Lakeland landscape has to offer.
Starting at our Hidden Treasure Girft Shop in the centre of Coniston, hike through the charachterful village, through the mystical woods and up to Tarn Hows beyond. Look beyond the Tarn at the far-reaching views of the Cumbrian fells, breathe in the fresh air and feel the refeshing spray on your face from Tom Ghyll waterfall.
Download your complimentary map below or pick up your copy from the Hidden Treasures Gift Shop.
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Explore the Coppermines Conservation Area, Coniston