Gondola cruises for walkers
Pick up the 11am departure from Coniston pier on Saturday or Sunday and hop off at Lake Bank jetty (after a 45 minutes), Parkamoor jetty (after 55 minutes) or all the way back up to the north to Monk Coniston for the start of your walk.
Lake Bank walk - 12.2km
From Lake Bank jetty, the first half of your 12.2km walk up the western side of the lake takes you up and across Beacon Fell past Beacon Tarn where the views soon open up over towards Coniston Old Man and Dow Crag. The second half follows the Cumbrian Way along the lake shoreline back to your start point at Coniston pier.
Print off a full description of the Lake Bank trail to take with you. An OS map is also strongly recommended.
Parkamoor walk - 9.6km
From Parkamoor jetty, the 9.6km trail leads through woodland up on to the fells beyond, providing wonderful views back down over the lake. The walk continues along the tops until you reach Brantwood where, depending how much time you have, you can take a look around the house, gardens, gallery and cafe before catching Gondola back to Coniston pier via Monk Coniston on either the 2.55pm or 3.55pm sailing.
Print off a full description of the Parkamoor trail to take with you. An OS map is also strongly recommended.
Lake Bank walk - Adult: £12, Child: £7, Family: £26
Parkamoor walk - Adult: £15, Child: £8, Family: £35 (the price includes a return sailing from Brantwood jetty to Coniston pier)