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Holidaymakers are boating on the southern
reaches of Windermere near Newby Bridge.
This is still a popular pastime on
Windermere, which is England’s largest lake;
the calm reaches of the southern end of the
lake provide a quiet backwater compared to
the busy area around Bowness.
Waterhead on Coniston Water has not changed significantly since this photograph was taken. Even the elegant steam cruiser the 'Gondola', seen here moored at the pier, is still taking passengers up and down the lake. Originally built in 1859, it was rescued as a rotting hulk and restored to public use by the National Trust in 1980.