Upcoming Events

Tue Aug 22 @12:00AM
Hawkshead Show
Tue Aug 22 @10:00AM - 04:30PM
From Coniston to the Kremlin
Tue Aug 22 @ 6:00PM -
Family Show
Wed Aug 23 @10:30AM - 02:30PM
Coppermines Valley Family Walk
Fri Aug 25 @10:30AM - 04:00PM
Monk Coniston Tree Walk
Sat Aug 26 @12:00AM
Millom and Broughton Agricultural Show
Sun Aug 27 @12:00AM
Grasmere Sports
Mon Aug 28 @10:30AM - 03:30PM
Caves, Falls and Fells Walk
Tue Aug 29 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
Tilberthwaite to Holme Fell
Wed Aug 30 @12:00AM
Ennerdale Show




Easter 2016 marked 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).



Coniston was renowned as one of the chief producers of copper ore from the days of Queen Elizabeth I, and mining continued until the 1950s. Now, after the grant of £455000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund, work is in progress, to conserve the industrial archaeological remains, and provide interpretation. This is taking place in the Coppermines Valley, above Coniston, and in the Tilberthwaite Valley to the east, during this year and next.

You can be part of the work by volunteering and learning new skills on one of the project courses; for further details of these and more about the Coppermines Project go to: -