POSTED ON September 29th, 2015

Tarn Hows, Coniston

Described by the National Trust as ‘A visitors favourite’ and we would wholeheartedly agree! It is without doubt one of the most scenic spots the Lake District has to offer. Set high above Coniston water with panoramic views of the surrounding mountains, Tarn Hows is a delightful place to walk or just to drive up to and have a picnic beside the beautiful little tarn.

It offers a short (1 1/2 miles) accessible circular walk around the tarn on a wheelchair and pram friendly path, through majestic Scots pine and native woodland. Just below the car park is a lovely grassy area very popular with families and a great place to spread out a picnic blanket and just relax.

Windermere Lake Cruises

One of the most popular attraction in the Lake District, Windermere Lake Cruises are found on Lake Windermere, a short drive from nanny Brow and England’s largest lake. They offer cruises from 45 minutes to 3 hours – or you can even spend all day on and around the lake.

No matter where you start your journey, be it Bowness, Ambleside or Lakeside the spectacular voyage gives the traveller magnificent views of mountain scenery, secluded bays and the many wooded islands. Add to this the opportunity to break your journey and you have the makings of a great day out.

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Honister Slate Mine

Honister Slate Mine is a unique award winning experience, England’s last remaining working slate mine and England’s very first Via Ferrata!! The mines have been featured on TV a number of times, and won tourism awards. For those with a head fro heights the Via Ferrata is not to be missed, but if you prefer to keep your feet firmly on the ground then the tour of the mines is well worth a visit.

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