Autumn on Steam Yacht Gondola

Gondola steaming across Coniston Water

Autumn is our favourite time of year on Coniston Water. Still, crisp conditions, fabulous autumn colours, the gentle thrum of the engine and atmospheric clear skies make for a spectacular sensory cruising experience.

Take a trip on Gondola before she comes off the water at the end of October.

On days when there's a real autumnal snap in the air, grab one of our Gondola rugs to put over your knees, feel the heat of the boiler from the engine room viewing hatches or relax in the warmth of our plush, Victorian saloons.

Make more of your cruise by venturing off on one of our recommended walks. Crunch through the autumn leaves in the woods on the eastern shore of the lake on the Parkamoor trail or head up to Tarn Hows on the Monk Coniston trail. After your walk you can reward yourself with a hot chocolate at the Bluebird café.