Coniston is a picture perfect traditional Lakeland village set in the heart of the English Lake District National Park. It is the perfect centre from which to explore the spectacular mountains and lakes for which the area is famous.
Ambleside, Windermere, Bowness, Grasmere and Hawkshead are all within easy travelling distance. Other popular tourist destinations such as Ullswater, Keswick, Ravenglass and Eskdale make interesting days out. Grizedale forest is just on the door step and is home to walking and mountain bike trails and GO APE tree top trekking.
Outdoor pursuits such as walking, climbing, water sports, sailing, mountain biking road biking and pony trekking are all catered for. There are walks to suit all abilities from lake strolls to more challenging ascents.
From Coniston, guests can explore some of the UK's most impressive mountains, fells and spectacular waterfalls, including of course The Old Man of Coniston, as well as the peaks of Skiddaw, Helvellyn and Scafell. Coniston Water is the home of the Steam Yacht Gondola; a Victorian style steam yacht restored and run by the National Trust, and the location of Donald Campbell's water speed record attempts in Bluebird.
The East side of Coniston Water is home to Brantwood, the home of John Ruskin, where his watercolours and drawing are displayed. From here there are stunning views back across the lake with Coniston village at the base of the impressive Old Man.
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