Things to see & do

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Cruise

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 half lake (45 min) cruise.

There are sailings every day between Easter and 1 November.

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

Low Parkamoor farm above Coniston water © L Fairweather

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 © 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 our blog

Take a sneaky peek behind the scenes by reading crew member Ivan Corlett's blog.

There's more to Gondola than you might think.

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