ConistonUntil the copper mines, dating from Jacobean times, were revitalised about 1859, Coniston was a scattered rural community. Its best feature is The Old Man of Coniston, rising dramatically behind the houses when seen from the village centre. Coniston is a good centre for walkers and climbers.
John Ruskin settled in the area. He lived for the last 30 years of his life at Brantwood, just across the lake. Arthur Ransome based his childrens’ book ‘Swallows and Amazons’ on loactions around Coniston Water. The Monk Coniston estate, owned by Beatrix Potter, and given on her death to the National Trust, stretches from Coniston to Skelwith Bridge. It includes the famous beauty spot – Tarn Hows. Donald Campbell broke the water speed record on Coniston Water in 1955, and was killed attempting to regain it again in 1967. There is a memorial to him on the village green, just opposite the car park, and information about him in the Ruskin Museum.

Booking Information

Event date 20/05/2018
Registrations taken from 30/03/2018
Available places 6
Booking fee Member £13.00, Non-member £15, Under 18 - half these rates
Location Lake District
This event is full. Please contact the Bookings Officer to join the waiting list
£13.00 6