English Lakeland


25. Coniston Lake And Village

Coniston Lake and Village. - Coniston is beautifully situated on the breast of the Old Man mountain - a corruption of the Gaelic, Alt Maen, The High Rock - about half a mile from the margin of the Lake. The Ruskin Museum, containing relics of Rupkin, many manuscripts and originals of his art studies, and the Runic Cross marking his grave are the local "lions."

The Lake is about five miles long and its beauty is characteristic of the Windermere t3'pe, but its setting is somewhat simpler and less varied in form, which, however, is greatly offset by the proximity of high mountains. Coniston is an excellent headquarters for the fell-walker, and many happy days can be spent among the recesses and quiet places of its hills.