visit coniston, tarn hows, tilberthwaite & torver...
Coniston, nestling between Coniston Water and the Coniston Fells, owes its early prosperity to copper mining and slate quarrying.
Today, the village's proximity to dramatic landscapes has given rise to a thriving economy based on sightseeing, water sports, mountaineering, horse riding and the consumption of real ale!
Tilberthwaite is where quarrying on an industrial scale has created a distinctive landscape of huge spoil heaps and gaping rock chasms. To the south is Torver, a quiet rural hamlet that hosts a Lakeland Country Fair in August every year.
History & heritage
Arts & culture
From John Ruskin's home, 'Brantwood' to Andy Goldsworthy's 'Tilberthwaite Touchstone' sheepfold.
art & culture
Natural environment'From the tranquil beauty of Tarn Hows and Coniston Water to the rugged backdrop of Coniston Old Man there is a wealth of dramatic landscapes and environments to explore'.
What's onFrom the Water Festival and fell racing to the country fair there are plenty of events taking place across the year, with something for all the family.