A Day Out Around Coniston

A gentle day following in the footsteps of Arthur Ransome, author of Swallows and Amazons, as well as John Ruskin and W G Collingwood.

The view from Ealingharth, where Ransome bought his final house, is typical of southern Lakeland

Rusland church where Ransome and his wife Evgenia are buried

The view from the churchyard
We had lunch at Bank Ground Farm, Ransome's original setting for Swallows and Amazons
Inspirational views across Consiton Water from Bank Ground Farm towards Coniston Old Man

The view looking north-west
Brantwood, Ruskin's home overlooking Consiton Water
Ruskin was also inspired by the lake view
Beautiful carvings by the Coniston school of carving
Carved door plates, saved from Ruskin's now-demolished house in Herne Hill
The jetty at the bottom of the Brantwood peaceful garden
Ruskin's grave at St Andrew's parish church in Coniston
W G Collingwood, close associate of Ruskin, is buried next to Ruskin