Coniston Water is located in the centre of the Lake District National Park under the gaze of Coniston Old Man, popular with fell walkers.
Coniston Water's Peel Island was featured in Arthur Ransome's famous book, Swallows and Amazons.
A popular way of enjoying the lake and taking in the spectacular scenery is on board the famous Gondola, a refurbished steamboat from 1859.
The lake is also famous for Donald Campbell's attempt to break the world water speed record in 1967.
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Parking : with charge
Accessible by Public Transport : 11 miles (17.7 kms) from Windermere station