Tourist Information Centre (Coniston)
Coniston & Torver District Angling Association at Yew Tree Tarn, Coniston
This is one of the most photographed tarns in Lakeland. The setting is beautiful with a perfectly placed lay by for tackling up while you survey the water for signs of rising fish. This delightful small fishery lies alongside the A593 Ambleside to Coniston Road some three miles from Skelwith Bridge.
Yew Tree Tarn is controlled by Coniston, Torver and District Angling Association who stock the fishery with brown trout averaging around a pound. It is a lovely place to spend a few hours - particularly in the evenings when the the fish rise freely and the other occupants of the lay by have finished their sandwiches and gone home. Much of the tarn is surrounded by woodland or marshy banks and it pays to wear waders.
The tarn is shallow and weedy in places and best fished with floating line and nymphs or dries. All the standard patterns work - results will depend on how well you use them! It is fly fishing only.
Head out of Coniston towards Ambleside, past Yew Tree Farm, and it's on your left.
Day permits from the Tourist Information Centre, Nicholson Sport (both in Tilberthwaite Avenue) and the Sun Hotel, Coniston.
Free fishing on Coniston Water.
But you will need a rod licence, of course. Buy your rod licence online.
First Tackle - angling supplies. Fast delivery and no delivery charge on orders over £10. Recommended.
Coniston Boating Centre - (right column)
Coniston Launch - (right column)
Steam Yacht Condola - (right column)
Places to see
Brantwood - (right column)
Ruskin Museum - (right column)
Crook Barn Stables - (pony trekking - right column)
Spoon Hall Pony Trekking Spoon Hall, Hawes Bank, Coniston
Tel: 015394 41391 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
To be held this year on 18th August in the field next to the Torver Motorway, just south of the village.
It's a great day out with demonstrations of all sorts of country pursuits and trade stands galore.
Click on the title to heck out their website. Full ad and details on the Home page.
Held in November, it rotates between the Newfield Inn, Duddon Valley, the Blacksmiths Inn, Broughton Mills and the Church House Inn, Torver. The link is to a very good article about the event held in Torver in 2011.
The home of John Ruskin from 1872 until his death in 1901, Brantwood offers the famous and beautiful house, gardens and galleries.
Half a mile from the village centre down Lake Road, you can hire boats of all sorts - electric, rowing, sailing and canoes. And bikes, but they do sink a bit. CBC Website
Coniston Launch offers a variety of ways that you can enjoy a beautiful boat cruise on Coniston Water, to Waterhead, Torver & Brantwood.
This is the ideal way to experience the fells whilst visiting the Lake District without putting on your walking boots! Nice hats. Jodhpurs not compulsory.
Established since 1901 when it was set up by W.G. Collingwood, a local artist and antiquarian and John Ruskin's secretary.
The original Victorian Gondola, first launched in 1859 and now rebuilt by the National Trust.1st April to 31st October.
Tel: 015394-32733 for times & fares.
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