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Boats are available from Easter to the end of October.
A lakeside setting, floor-to-ceiling windows, sheltered terrace and views across Coniston Water make the Bluebird Café an absolute must for lunch, dinner or even just a post-walk coffee and slice of cake.
It's an emblematic Lake District scene and one that most snappers who visit the area will want to recreate.
There's no single place to do so, but if you spend a little time exploring the eastern shore of Coniston you'll find somewhere suitable - Rigg Wood is a good starting point.
From here it's roughly 500 metres to the opposite side.
Keep an eye out for Lingholm Estate (where Beatrix Potter used to spend summers) on the western shore and the Catbells summit beyond.
Services are held weekly in summer and monthly in winter.A lake cruise is all well and good, but for the full up-close-and-afloat treatment, you could do worse than grabbing the oars of a traditional wooden rowing boat and drifting off across Derwentwater.Keswick Launch Company, located at the northeastern end of the lake, can provide you with the vessel.You may well wonder how Roman soldiers would have felt when they first arrived at this bleak spot on a cold, damp day. This is a chance to get up close and personal with a wily beast that hasn't roamed these lands for centuries.
Joining the pack for a walk through woodlands and forests, you'll learn the intricacy of social ranking and the subtle art of canine communication. Fed by the River Rothay and surrounded on all sides by high fells, Rydal Water is famed for its Wordsworth connections: the poet lived in nearby Rydal Mount from 1813 to his death in 1850, and the view over Rydal Water is said to have been his favourite in all of Lakeland.
Dishes might include pressed terrine of guinea fowl, venison loin with celeriac and juniper, and a millefeuille of raspberries with vanilla panna cotta.