CONISTON WATER - 09/10/11
This latest page of photographs were taken on the same trip to the Lake District a few months ago as the previous page featuring Loughrigg and Langdale. All the images are from the eastern shore of Coniston Water.
|The eastern shore is a quiet place in comparison to the western shore of Coniston with great views across to the Old Man of Coniston, a 803m high mountain that overlooks Coniston Village. The centre photograph above shows Brantwood Hall, home to the famous Victorian John Ruskin from 1872 until 1900.|
|A lot of visitors to the Hall arrive from Coniston Village via the steam yacht Gondola which provides a regular passenger service operated by the National Trust.|
|Coniston is the third largest of the lakes at 5 miles long and was the inspiration for the Swallows and Amazons childrens books by author Arthur Ransome. It is also well known as the location for the ill-fated attempt on the world speed record by Donald Campbell, who lost his life during an attempt in 1967 in the famous Bluebird boat.|