Coniston Water is the third largest lake in the English Lake District and one of the most beautiful, surrounded as it is by spectacular, unspoilt mountain scenery. It is famous for its association with attempts at breaking the world water speed record and in 1939 Sir Malcom Campbell established a record 141 miles per hour. His son Donald Campbell set four further records but crashed and died in 1967. His body and the remains of the boat were recovered from the lake in 2001.
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