Hidden Gems: Coniston, Lake District

The Lake District is hardly a hidden gem of the UK with 19.17 million visitors a year, but I did find a small corner of the Lakes that I fell instantly in love with.

I didn’t get off to the greatest start when I entered the Lake District, the roads were busy, narrow and difficult to drive. I found it tough to find a quiet spot to camp for the night so I kept driving up into the hills and finally settled in Coniston.

While still popular the village appears less commercial than some of its’ larger counterparts and I loved camping at the top of Wild Scar Road ready for a long hike in the morning. What a hike! The views across Coniston Lake, Goats Water and the mines were incredible. Here are a few of my favourite snaps: