Showcase the world of Swallows and Amazons

Gondola and Brantwood © 158195/Paul Harris

Gondola and Brantwood

‘Showcase the world of Swallows and Amazons’ is a combined Gondola cruise and guided, panoramic walk run in partnership with Cumbria Tourist Guides.

Your guide will entertain you with stories about Arthur Ransome and explain how places featuring in Swallows and Amazons relate to real locations around Coniston Water.

This event will be held on the following dates in 2015:

  • Saturday 12th September
  • Sunday 11th October

The day starts with a 55 minute cruise on Gondola on the 11am sailing from Coniston Pier to Parkamoor jetty. From Parkamoor jetty you be guided on a 3 - 4 mile walk along the east side of Coniston Water to Brantwood stopping at viewpoints along the way overlooking key locations from Swallow and Amazons. You will then re-board Gondola on the 3.55pm sailing from Brantwood for the return trip to Coniston Pier.

Stout footwear and outdoor clothing are recommended for the walk and you should bring a packed lunch with you.


Adult: £25, Child: £12.50, Family: £62.50.

Tickets can be booked online.