Enjoy a cruise aboard Gondola this Autumn

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.

We're cruising until the end of October, so there's still plenty of time to enjoy a relaxing sail on Coniston Water.

It may feel a little chilly, so on days when there's a real autumnal snap in the air, you can 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 the most of your day by combining your cruise with a walk from one of our jetty stops. Crunch through the autumn leaves in the woods on the eastern shore 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.

Walk from Gondola's jetties

Gondola's sea serpent

Book tickets for 2019 at this year's prices 

Steam ahead and plan your Lake District trip for next year. Pre-book a date before the end of January and get your tickets at 2018 prices. If you're a member, you'll get a 10% discount on scheduled round trip cruises.