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Holidays in the Lake District, Coniston on a real farm with beautiful views. The setting of Arthur Ransome's Swallows and Amazons - Holly Howe!
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Coniston Water in autumn, England.  One of over a dozen lakes in the Lake District, one of my very favorite places in the world.

Coniston Water in autumn, England (© David Cheshire/Alamy). The Lake District is one of my favorite places in the world. Love walking there.

Map showing film locations used in the 1974 film of 'Swallows & Amazons' around Coniston Water in the English Lake District drawn by Sophie Neville

Map showing film locations used in the 1974 film of 'Swallows & Amazons' around Coniston Water in the English Lake District drawn by Sophie Neville

The boathouses on Coniston Water below Bank Ground Farm in the English Lake District where the real 'Swallows', the Altouyan-Collingwood family of Lanehead, kept their clinker-built sailing dinghies. Arthur Ransome helped to teach them to sail on this stretch of water opposite the village of Coniston. I took this photograph in 2012 from 'Ransome' the launch which takes passengers down the lake to John Ruskin's former house Brantwood, where WG Collingwood worked.

The boathouses on Coniston Water below Bank Ground Farm in the English Lake District where the real 'Swallows', the Altouyan-Collingwood family of Lanehead, kept their clinker-built sailing dinghies. Arthur Ransome helped to teach them to sail on this stretch of water opposite the village of Coniston. I took this photograph in 2012 from 'Ransome' the launch which takes passengers down the lake to John Ruskin's former house Brantwood, where WG Collingwood worked.

Bank Ground Farm, Coniston by goat4views, via Flickr

Three million to TARS!And fix its roof, too.

Suzanna Hamilton, Stephen Grendon, Sophie Neville, Virginia McKenna and Simon West at Holly Howe ~ Bank Ground Farm near Coniston in Cumbria during the filming of SWALLOWS & AMAZONS in 1973

Suzanna Hamilton, Stephen Grendon, Sophie Neville, Virginia McKenna and Simon West at Holly Howe ~ Bank Ground Farm near Coniston in Cumbria during the filming of SWALLOWS & AMAZONS in 1973


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Bank Ground Farm, the location used for Holly Howe in the 1974 family film of Arthur Ransome's classic book, 'Swallows and Amazons'. The author sailed here with friends who had a house next door.

'Holly Howe' or Bank Ground Farm above Coniston Water in Cumbria as it is today

Three million to TARS! Let's get something like this for the dogs' home! ...And fix its roof, too. :)

Three million to TARS!And fix its roof, too.

Sophie Neville at the Bank Ground Farm boat-houses on Consiton Water in Cumbria whilst recording 'Countryfile' for BBC TV in 2003

Sophie Neville at the Bank Ground Farm boat-houses on Consiton Water in Cumbria whilst recording 'Countryfile' for BBC TV in 2003

Virginia McKenna, playing Mrs Walker  at the boathouses of Bank Ground Farm, on Coniston Water in the Lake District whilst filming SWALLOWS & AMAZONS (1974)

Posts about Steam train Haverthwaite Railway Station written by Sophie Neville

Arriving at the farm Arthur Ransome called Holly Howe ~ in reality Bank Ground Farm near Coniston in the Lake District where SWALLOWS & AMAZONS was filmed in 1973.

Filming with Virginia McKenna at Bank Ground Farm, Cumbria ~ in 1973

Sophie Neville with the real Mrs Jackson  ~ Lucy Batty of Bank Ground Farm in 1973

Sophie Neville with the real Mrs Jackson ~ Lucy Batty of Bank Ground Farm in 1973

Virginia McKenna with film Hairdresser Ronnie Cogan on location at Bank Ground Farm above Coniston Water in Cumbria during the filming of SWALLOWS & AMAZONS in 1973

Filming with Virginia McKenna at Bank Ground Farm, Cumbria ~ in 1973

Stephen Grendon in the box designed to carry the 35mm Panavision camera on location at Bank Ground Farm in Cumbria back in 1973

Stephen Grendon in the box designed to carry the Panavision camera on location at Bank Ground Farm in Cumbria back in 1973

The view of Coniston Water from Bank Ground Farm in 1973

The view of Coniston Water from Bank Ground Farm in 1973

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