Coniston

Town: Coniston
Region: Southern Lakes
County: Cumbria

Coniston Located at the South western Region of the Lake District, and at the North End of Coniston water, the Village of Coniston is overlooked by the Old man. At just over 2,500 ft, climbers can experience a less challenging fell. Despite being somewhat smaller than other local mountains, the views are still incredible, overlooking relatively unexplored areas and is considered a hidden gem. Dow Crag and Tarn Hows are nearby and available for those who wish to have a gentle stroll.

The village of Coniston has plenty of local shops, accomodation and pubs, including a micro-brewery. The white washed buildings within the village are typified by a 150 year old terrace.

There is also plenty of history within the town of Coniston, thanks to reknowned art critic Brantwood, who lived here, along with former Social Reformer John Ruskin. The area boasts some of the most stunning views in the Lake District, due to its location on the shore of Coniston Water.

Plenty of water activities are available also, including sail boating, swimming dingies and windsurfing - thanks to its location near the banks of Coniston Lake. There are several islands to explore also, and are accessible via a series of wooden jetties

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