Upcoming Events

Sat Mar 11 @11:00AM -
Malcolm Wilson Rally
Sat Mar 25 @12:00AM
Earth Hour Star Walk
Fri Apr 14 @10:30AM -
Family Walk - Coppermines Valley
Sun May 07 @12:00AM
Fred Whitton Challenge
Sun May 28 @10:30AM -
Black Crag and Yewdale Walk
Sat Jun 17 @ 9:00AM -
Cumberland Show
Sun Jul 16 @12:00AM
L'ancienne Classic
Sun Jul 23 @11:30AM -
Coniston Country Fayre
Tue Jul 25 @ 6:00PM -
The Comedy of Errors
Sat Aug 12 @12:00AM
Lowther Show

News

 

TEN YEARS on: -

Easter 2016 marks the tenth anniversary of the Coniston Community taking over the running of the Information Centre. It is now operated by volunteer staff, and is open every day (except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day).

 

A591 Closure 

GREAT NEWS!

The A591 between Grasmere and Keswick re-opened today, May 11th, 2016, three weeks earlier than originally forecast. Well done to all concerned. North and South Lake District are reconnected, much to everyone's relief, especially those who had to contend daily with the huge diversion.

Take a drive along the road.....you can see clearly the enormous amount of work that has been carried out, both rebuilding the washed away road at Dunmail Raise, and clearing the landslides that blocked the road alongside Thirlmere.

 

SWALLOWS AND AMAZONS

The new BBC film of Swallows and Amazons is due to be released in 2016. The original Arthur Ransome books were, of course, set around Coniston, based on Ransome's own experiences here. Some of the film has used locations in this area. The film has generated a certain amount of controversy, as the BBC decided to change the name of the character Titty Walker to "Tatty", as they thought the original would generate too many giggles in modern times. Older aficionados of the books, and descendants of the family on which the  Walkers were based, are not amused.