Coniston is a place in the Lake District of northern England. It lies on the shores of Lake Coniston Water and at the foot of the mountain Coniston Old Man (803 m). In the past, the city lived on copper and slate quarrying, since the Victorian era it is a popular resort. Among the tourist attractions include hiking and mountaineering. In 1950, the Lake District National Park was established, a total of fourteen national parks in the UK, and gave a further boost tourism. The Church Beck runs through the town before emptying into the Coniston Water.