Coniston Water


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Coniston Water

(ˈkɒnɪstən)
n
(Placename) a lake in NW England, in Cumbria: scene of the establishment of world water speed records by Sir Malcolm Campbell (1939) and his son Donald Campbell (1959). Length: 8 km (5 miles)
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Day 3: Today we have a circular tour around the centre of the Lake District National Park passing Rydal Water, Grasmere Lake, Esthwaite Waters and Coniston Water along the way with stops at Grasmere, Ambleside, Hawkeshead and Coniston.
It said: "Due to unforeseen circumstances we will not be going ahead with the proposed dates for running Bluebird on Coniston Water in July 2019.
The jet-powered boat will undergo trials on Coniston Water in Cumbria in July, said the Bluebird Event Working Group.
The Lakes With Paul Rose BBC2, 8.30pm Paul heads to Coniston Water, where Donald Campbell lost his life trying to break the world water speed record in 1967.
Eventually, the team hopes to display the boat at speed one final time on Coniston Water in the Lake District.
Eventually the team hopes to display the boat at speed one final time on Coniston Water in the Lake District.
Gina was 17 when her father died, aged 45, on Coniston Water, Cumbria, in January 1967.
| IT'S more than 50 years since Donald Campbell's tragedy on Coniston Water in the English Lake District.
The unique Jaguar Vector V20E recorded an average speed of 88.61mph across the two legs of the famous 1km course on Coniston Water, England.
Campbell died on January 4 1967 aged 45 when the hydroplane flipped into the air and disintegrated as he attempted a new water speed record on Coniston Water in Cumbria.
1967: Donald Campbell died attempting to break the world water speed record on Coniston Water in the Lake District.