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Boulder valley on bank holiday

Posted 6 August 2010
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Boulder valley on bank holiday
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Those keen to go walking in the Lake District during the August bank holiday may be interested in a trek in the Coniston area, which takes place on Saturday August 29th

Starting from the village's tourist information centre at 10:30 BST and run by rangers form the Lake District National Park Authority, the event offers the chance to enjoy a trek through the Coppermines Valley and its old workings up to Lever's Water.

The 5.9 mile, five-hour trek returns to the village via Boulder Valley and walking boots are listed as being essential, along with a packed lunch.

Lever's Water is a natural tarn that was enlarged by the construction of a dam to provide water for Coniston village.

In 1995, a mysterious item was found in an old mine shaft at the base of the dam that was later discovered to be a bomb, which a specialist army disposal team destroyed in a controlled explosion.

The item failed to detonate only because it had a dry fuse and the shaft was wet, with nobody ever claiming responsibility for it.

Posted by Brandon Egley