Step on to the set of Swallows & Amazons
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.
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.
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.