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"Coniston water" Lake District National Park Things to Do Tip by catkin

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  Coniston water
by catkin

Although not the largest of the Lakes, Coniston water does have the longest straightest stretch of water which is why it has been chosen for several water speed record attempts.
Donald Campbell lost his life on Coniston water whilst attempting to break the record in his craft Bluebird.
Nowadays the pace on Coniston Water is far more gentle. There are no water skiers or jet skiers to be found only windsurfers and sailing dinghies. The only commercial pleasure cruiser to be seen on the Lake is the old steam boat Gondola.

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  • Written Feb 23, 2004
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