Cruise options

  • Head of lake cruise

    These 45 minute cruises depart daily from Coniston pier at regular times with the option to break your journey at Brantwood House or Monk Coniston returning on a later sailing.

    Alternatively, just hop on for the round trip cruise and enjoy this stunning unique steam powered craft.

  • Full lake cruise

    Take an extended sailing (105 minutes) and really soak up the atmosphere of this unique yacht as it cruises the full length of the lake.

    Enjoy the crew's commentary about Coniston's famous connections with water speed record beaker Donald Campbell, art critic John Ruskin, and Swallows and Amazons author Arthur Ransome.

  • Weekend walkers' cruise

    Catch the Saturday or Sunday 11am full lake cruise and disembark at Lake Bank jetty or Parkamoor jetty for one of two alternative walks.

    The Lake Bank walk is 12.1km and takes you up over Beacon Fell and then back to the lakeshore on the western side of the Lake.

    The Parkamoor walk is 7.5km and takes you up above the eastern shoreline of Coniston Water along to Brantwood for your return journey to Coniston pier.

  • Ruskin experience

    This is a joint ticket for a combined cruise and entry to Brantwood, former home of John Ruskin.

    Pick up your cruise at Coniston pier for the short journey across the lake to Brantwood jetty. There's lots to see at Brantwood, including the house, gardens gallery and cafe, before returning to Coniston on Gondola via Monk Coniston.

  • Swallows & Amazons cruise and walk

    Let a Cumbria Tourist Guide take you on a cruise and guided walk based around Arthur Ramsome's Swallows and Amazons. These special events take place on selected Saturdays and Sundays throughout the year.