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Coniston Village
Coniston Water
Coppermines Valley
Donald Campbell
Glen Mary
Grizedale Forest
Hodge Close
John Ruskin
Kelly Hall Tarn
Levers Water
Long Moss Tarn
Old Man of Coniston
Rose Castle Tarn
Ruskin Museum
Steam Yacht

Tarn Hows
Wharton Tarn
Yew Tree Tarn




OS Grid ref:- SD 284 942

TorverThe small tranquil hamlet of Torver is situated two miles south of Coniston village.

Torver is set in the magnificent scenery which surrounds the west bank of Coniston Water and is ideally situated for walks on the nearby Old Man of Coniston and the Duddon Valley.

Torver ChurchOnce known as 'Thorvergh', the ancient hamlet's name derives from the Old Norse word for turf. Torver has a post office and a pony trekking centre and boasts two pubs, the Church House Inn, which dates from the fourteenth century and provides food and accomodation and the Wilson's Arms, a welcoming family owned country inn and restaurant with wooden beams and an open log fire.

St Luke's Church in Torver was constructed in 1849 by Paley and Austin, it replaced a previous 19th century church on the site, which itself was built to replace an ancient twelfth century chapel.

At Torver jetty on Coniston Water, there is a passenger ferry which does regular scheduled trips calling at various points around the lake.

Farming has always played an important role in Torver's economy, although the advent of the Coniston branch of the Furness Railway in the nineteenth century lead to an increase in slate mining in the area. The railway closed down in 1958.

Torver Common offers panoramic views of Coniston Water, while in the late spring the floor of Torver Woods is covered in a fresh carpet of bluebells. Torver Beck flows out of Goat's Water and into Coniston Water just south of Torver village and has a series of attractive waterfalls. Nearby Goat's Water , to the south east of Torver, is a small tarn which is enclosed by steep slopes on three sides. The tarn lies between the Old Man of Coniston and Dow Crag. It contains both trout and char.

A walk from Torver to Walna Scar

Coniston Water