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 25th April
  • Sunday 24th May
  • Sunday 31st May
  • Saturday 13th June
  • Sunday 21st June
  • Saturday 18th July
  • Saturday 15th August
  • Sunday 16th August
  • Sunday 13th September
  • Sunday 11th October

The day starts with a 55 minute cruise on Gondola on the 11am sailing from Coniston Pier to Parkamoor jetty. You will then 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.

Tickets are £25 per adult. Tickets can be booked online.

If you want to take children along, please call Alan Heppenstall of Cumbria Tourist Guides on 015395 34793 to buy tickets for them.

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