Torver is a small village just to the south of Coniston that was once an inportant centre of the local mining industry. The heart of the village contains less than thirty buildings, including the church and pubs, but quite a few outlying properties are also seen as part of the village, giving it a larger population than one might think.

The railway reached Torver in 1859, and played a part in the expansion of the local quarrying industry. The line lasted for just under a century, closing in 1958.

The current church is at the northern end of the village, and was consecrated in 1884, replacing a much earlier chapel.

Torver is the site of the Walnar Scar Shepherd's Meet, held on the friday nearest to 21st July in the summer and alongside the show on the first saturday in November.

Directions: Torver is at the junction of the A 593 and A 5084 south of Coniston.

Grid Reference: SD 284 941

URL: http://www.knowledge.me.uk/areas/lakes/torver.html

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