Step on to the set of Swallows & Amazons

Film boats moored on the East shore of Coniston

Our places around Coniston provide the backdrop for the new adaptation of a classics Lakes adventure, Swallows & Amazons, in cinemas on 19 August.

For some family wild time this summer, look no further than the east shore of Coniston Water, one of the places that originally inspired Arthur Ransome. It has now provided many scenes for the new family-friendly film.

Visit the locations 

If like us you're excited to follow in the wake of John, Susan, Titty, Roger, Nancy & Peggy, why not have an adventure of your own around Low and High Peel Near. Take a picnic and paddle in the shallows where the Swallows & Amazons took to the water and where 'Secret Harbour' was recreated for the film.  

Gondola moored at Brantwood
Walking trail

Parkamoor to Brantwood 

A walk with excellent low and high level views across Coniston Water. Catch the weekend 11am cruise to Parkamoor jetty and walk for 9.6km above the eastern shore of Coniston Water. Return on the 2.55pm or 3.55pm sailing from Brantwood.


Nearby to the north of the lake one of our tenant farms, Boon Crag, was transformed into Holly Howe Farmhouse, where the family stay in the film. You can enjoy a walk past here and spot other scenes from the film on your way up to Tarn Hows from Coniston. 

One of our tenant farms was taken back in time for the filming of Swallows & Amazons
Boon Crag Farm Coniston, the set for Holly Howe in Swallows and Amazons
One of our tenant farms was taken back in time for the filming of Swallows & Amazons

To get the best view of the real locations, take a cruise on Steam Yacht Gondola on Coniston Water, the original inspiration for Captain Flint's House Boat. 

Peel Island

Step into the world of Swallows & Amazons 

With the release of the new film, it's time to hop on board Steam Yacht Gondola and see some of the real places that inspired Arthur Ransome's Swallows & Amazons.

Still from the Swallows and Amazons film

Our film locations in Swallows and Amazons 

In 2016 we celebrated the release of the Swallows and Amazons film, as our places provided a backdrop for many of the scenes.