Swallows and Amazons cruise on Coniston Water
Fun for those who are familiar with the Swallows & Amazons stories. Arthur Ransome used many places around Coniston Water to populate the imaginary lake of his books. Enjoy our 90 minute cruise as we discover these places including Wild Cat Island.
Every Monday and Wednesday from 10 Apr - 27 September: at 4.40 pm.
Family (2 adults and 3 children): £33.90
Booking recommended - please click the Book Online button on the left.
Of course there is no lake exactly similar to the one that Ransome used for his children's adventures, but he did use real locations for the places that he worked into his stories. On Coniston Water we will see Beckfoot, Holly Howe, Kanchenjunga, Wild Cat Island, the Amazons' boathouse, and a host of other spots that Ransome used to create his fascinating world. Coniston Water was used as one of the filming locations for both the 1974 and 2016 films "Swallows and Amazons".
As soon as you board our launch, you step into the world of the Swallows and the Amazons. During the cruise we discover the various locations that Ransome used around Coniston Water in his ever-popular Swallows & Amazons series of books.