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Coniston, Lake District

Bank Ground, Coniston, was the setting for Arthur Ransome's "Swallows and Amazons" and scenes at the farm were used in the film and the book.

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This web camera is located at Bank Ground, one of the most beautifully situated farmhouses in the Lake District. Bank Ground was the setting for Arthur Ransome's famous children's story Swallows and Amazons, and scenes at the farm were used in both the book, and the film Swallows and Amazons.

This streaming webcam (click "View live video" on the webcam itself) takes is spectacular views of Coniston Water, rolling hillsides, Langdale valley, Coniston Village, The Old Man of Coniston, Coniston Lake and more.

Coniston Water has been the scene for many attempts to break the world water speed record. Most famously by Donald Campbell in the late 1950's, who set four successive records in his Bluebird K7. Donald Campbell sadly died on his attempt to exceed 300 miles per hour in 1967.