Southern Lake Country, England

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

coniston water, lake district, england

grang over sands

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.

sawtry   World of Beatrix Potter

Beatrix Potter lived here at Near Sawtry, and she illustrated her stories from her observations of the local countryside.

  walking the lakeland fells

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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