Coniston Water

Reflections on Coniston water. The Lake District

Coniston Water. The Lake District


Coniston Water is one of my favourite bodies of water. Partly for the views, partly for the memories. I grew up about 30 minutes from here so a lot of summer afternoons were spent here. I didn’t do very well in college, but I can do a mean cannonball off the piers.

Coniston water is 5 miles long by half a mile wide famously known for the water speed records set by Malcolm Campbell and his son Donald Campbell. The attempts to break the 300 mile an hour record which unfortunately killed Donald Campbell before the boat sank into the water. The boat has been restored so may make another appearance one day.

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