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ULLSWATER FROM GOWBARROW PARK: CONISTON AND THE 'OLD MAN'

ULLSWATER FROM GOWBARROW PARK: CONISTON AND THE 'OLD MAN'

Once known as Thurston Mere, the lake of Coniston (top) is noted for its wooded banks and islands. It is over five miles long and half a mile wide. Beyond it on the east side, is the mountain called Coniston Old Man, whence the Welsh mountains round Snowdon can be descried the right weather. It is 2,633 feet high. "The Old Man" is much disfigured by mines and quarries, and copper mines are said to have been worked in the district in Roman days. From the park of Gowbarrow Hall, on the north side of Ullswater, we get this fine view (bottom).

Other pictures from The Historic Lake District


BUTTERMERE, THE GEM OF THE LAKES, AND S. PATRICK'S WELL, PATTERDALE

THE REMARKABLE BOWDEN STONE IN BORROWDALE

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