SD3097 : Coniston Water

taken 22 years ago, near to Bowmanstead, Cumbria, Great Britain

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Coniston Water
Coniston Water
Seen here at the closest point to Coniston itself, Coniston Water is one of the best-loved of the Lake District's lakes. It covers an area of 1.89 square miles, making it the fifth largest (by area) in the region. Geographically it lies in a u-shaped valley scoured out by a glacier during the last glacial period or ice age. The lake was the scene of a disaster in 1967 when Donald Campbell was killed while attempting to break the world water speed record. Having achieved over 320mph on the outward leg, his hydroplane, Bluebird K7, somersaulted and sank on the return. Bluebird and the remains of Campbell's body were not recovered until 2001. Although not obvious in this winter view from 1998, Coniston Water is a popular location for boating, particularly kayaking and canoeing.
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Date Taken
February 1998   (more nearby)
Friday, 5 June, 2020
Geographical Context
Uplands  Lakes, Wetland, Bog 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 3085 9701 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:21.8338N 3:3.9434W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 3081 9701
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
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