Coniston Campbells cruise
A comprehensive talk about the speed record attempts on Coniston Water from the late 1930s to the mid-60s, also covering recent events. This 90-minute cruise follows the route of the heroic Campbells, concentrating on Donald’s last, fatal bid to better 300mph on water.
These cruises are by way of a tribute to Sir Malcolm and Donald Campbell who did so much to promote the cause of Great Britain in the field of world speed records. Follow the history of the Campbells’ attempts on the lake and identify the important locations on Coniston Water associated with them. In particular, learn about the fateful attempt by Donald Campbell to better 300mph during the winter of 1966/7.
Pier Cottage was where Bluebird was kept during most of the record attempts and it was from here that Donald Campbell set out on the morning of the tragic accident.
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- Local guide
- Tips (optional)