Head of the Lake Cruise

Gondola helm

These 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.

Head of the Lake Cruise (45 minutes)

All cruises include a short commentary from our friendly crew.

Disembark at Brantwood - Things to do

  • Visit John Ruskin's home and stunning mountainside gardens (not NT) at Brantwood. Show your Gondola ticket to gain 50p off the house entry fee.
  • Take lunch or afternoon tea at the delightful Brantwood café.
  • Nearby lakeshore beaches for picnicking (and sunbathing - if you're lucky!)
  • Access to lovely woodland walks

Disembark at Monk Coniston - Things to do

  • Circular walk through the Monk Coniston estate to Tarn Hows and back
  • Visit the Victorian walled garden and have a picnic whilst enjoying the most beautiful Lakeland surroundings (approx 0.5 miles up a gentle-ish hill)

Round trip fares

Adult: £11, Child: £5.50, Family: £27.50 (2 adults and 3 children)