Coniston in the Lake District can be found at the northern end of Coniston Water and overlooked by the Old Man of Coniston 2,627ft [801m]. The village is in a wonderful setting and is a popular centre for exploring this area of the Lake District, although it is slightly off the beaten track.
Coniston grew from the mineral wealth of copper which was found in the mountains and mined especially during the 18th & 19th Century's with the village expanding. The workings from these mines can be seen in the area, especially in Coppermines Valley. Slate quarries can be also found in the area and a few are still worked.