Things to see & do

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Sit back, relax and enjoy the tranquillity and stunning scenery of Coniston Water on a round trip cruise on board the beautiful, rebuilt Victorian Steam Yacht Gondola.

Choose between a Full (105 min) or Head of Lake (45 min) cruise.

In 2015, there are daily sailings between 2 April and 31 October.

Gondola returning from Monk Coniston

Gondola returning from Monk Coniston

Put on your walking boots

Monk Coniston walk

Framing the view at Tarn Hows © photographybyward

Sail to Monk Coniston Sun - Fri on our 11am sailing and enjoy this circular 6km or 8km scenic walk via the iconic Lake District beauty spot of Tarn Hows. Pick up Gondola from Monk Coniston again for your return trip.

Parkamoor walk

Boarding Gondola © NTPL/Paul Harris

Catch the Saturday 11am cruise to Parkamoor jetty and walk for 7.5km above the eastern shore to Brantwood for spectacular views of the lake and Coniston fells.

Pick up the 2.55pm or 3.55pm return sailing from Brantwood.

Lake Bank walk

Lake Bank jetty on Coniston Water © NTPL/National Trust

Take the Saturday 11am cruise and disembark at Lake Bank.

Put on your boots for a rewarding 12.1km walk through the contrasting scenery of Beacon Fell and Coniston shoreline.

Read Ivan's blog

Enjoy Ivan's philosophical musings on life at Gondola HQ and find out what it takes to run this elegant steam yacht.

Ivan can often be seen on Gondola with his black and white terrier Billy.

Take Captain Jacko's Gondola Challenge

The Gondola puzzle sheet will keep inquisitive minds entertained

The Gondola puzzle sheet will keep inquisitive minds entertained

Any young pirates coming on board might like to try Captain Jacko's Gondola Challenge and gain the Gondola Pirate Award. 

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