Upcoming Events

Sun May 28 @10:30AM -
Black Crag and Yewdale Walk
Mon May 29 @10:30AM - 03:30PM
Caves, Falls and Fells Walk
Sat Jun 10 @10:30AM - 02:30PM
Tilberthwaite to Holme Fell Walk
Sat Jun 17 @ 9:00AM -
Cumberland Show
Sat Jun 17 @10:30AM - 03:00PM
Little Langdale and Greenburn Mine Walk
Sat Jun 24 @10:30AM - 03:00PM
Hills, Gills and Falls Walk
Sat Jul 01 @10:30AM - 03:30PM
Blawith Beacon Trek
Sat Jul 15 @10:30AM - 03:30PM
Caves, Falls and Fells Walk
Sun Jul 16 @12:00AM
L'ancienne Classic
Sun Jul 16 @11:00AM - 03:30PM
Cathedral Cave Family Walk

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.