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Landscape of fell, meadow and woodland around Coniston Water

Coniston covers a large area of some of the Lake District's most scenic woodland, water and fells.

One of many lovely places is the iconic Tarn Hows beauty spot, with its magnificent mountain views. The readily accessible Blea Tarn in Little Langdale also has superb views and fine walking.

Monk Coniston Hall was once home to James Garth Marshall, the Victorian creator of Tarn Hows. Explore the old walled garden and grounds famed for their exotic conifer.

Follow our lead at lambing time...

Spring is of course one of the nicest times to visit the Lake District but it's also a busy time for our local farmers as the sheep are lambing. Please keep your dog on a tight lead near sheep so as not to worry or harm ewes and lambs. We appreciate your co-operation in the lambing season.

Ambles & rambles for all the family

Our area is a great introduction to the pleasures of rambling amidst wonderful scenery. Lower level walks around Yew Tree Tarn, Blea Tarn and in Little Langdale are ideal for a family outing.

Take a sail on the 'Gondola'

The steam yacht 'Gondola' is a visitor favourite. Taking a sail is an ideal way to see the wonderful views from a different angle.

You can enjoy it just as a cruise round or combine it with a walk.

A hidden gem

The Langdale Pikes - a great backdrop to Blea Tarn

As seen on BBC Countryfile, Blea Tarn between Little and Great Langdale is a wonderfully scenic small lake. It feels remote but is within easy reach of the popular holiday destinations of Coniston, Ambleside and Langdale.

Hike & bike

For our more energetic visitors, there's a host of walking and biking opportunities in the Coniston area, such as big mountains like The Old Man and dedicated off-road biking routes.

Rangers' tales

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