Coniston Water, Lake District, England (with Map & Photos)

Coniston Water Lake District England

Coniston Water
, covering an area of ​​4.9 sq. Km, is the fifth largest lake in the North of England, in the Lake District National Park. The lake, with a maximum depth of 184 feet, flows into the Craik River. Like most other lakes in the Lake District, Lake Coniston was also formed by glaciation. The area around the lake was inhabited by people as early as the Bronze Age, as the remains of agricultural settlements from this century were discovered here.

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Coniston Water Lake District England

Coniston Water in the Lake District was once owned by the monks of Furness Abbey and was an important source of fish for the monks. The lake also hosted several international water speed competitions. The controversial murder case that inspired the novel Lady in the Lake also involves Lake Coniston. The lake is a popular canoeing and kayaking destination.

Coniston Water Map