The south west corner of the Lake District covers from Grange-over-Sands on the coast in the south to Coniston Water in the north
It was on the 5.5 mile long Coniston Water that Donald Campbell died in 1967 while attempting the world water speed record.. The highest peak in the area is the Old Man of Coniston at 2635 feet
A couple of miles north east of Coniston is perhaps the prettiest of Lakeland's lake - the Tarns. Half a mile long and tree lined, they were originally three lakes, but were dammed and made into one.
Beatrix Potter lived here at Near Sawtry, and she illustrated her stories from her observations of the local countryside.
Hawkeshead, near the head of Esthwaite Water is one of the areas loveliest villages. Wordsworth was pupil at Hawkeshead school - you can even see Wordsworh's school desk.
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