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Green Route - 90 mins
Campbells on Coniston Cruise

A 90 minute cruise following the route of Sir Malcom and Donald Campbells speed record attempts.

Green Route About the Campbells on Coniston Cruise

One of the most iconic stories in British history, cruise in the wake of the heroic Campbell family, who used Coniston Water for many of their water speed records attempts between the 1930s-1960s. See the site of Donald Campbell’s fatal final bid to best the 300mph record on water and learn more about the speed-breaking history of the Campbells.

These cruises are by way of a tribute to Sir Malcolm and Donald Campbell who did so much to promote the cause of Great Britain in the field of world speed records. We follow the history of the Campbells’ attempts on the lake and identify the important locations on Coniston Water associated with them. In particular we concentrate on the fateful attempt by Donald Campbell to better 300mph during the winter of 1966/7.

Pier Cottage was where Bluebird was kept during most of the record attempts and it was from here that Donald Campbell set out on the morning of the tragic accident.

Tickets for the Campbells on Coniston cruise also allow you to travel on our red and yellow routes during the same day at no extra charge.

Duration: 90 mins
Dates: 02 Apr – 26 Sep 2024
Days: Tue and Thu
Hop on/off: No
Dogs: Yes

Donald Campbell Killed in Water Speed Record Attempt

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Green Route Map

The green route departs from Coniston Boat Landings (1) and stops at Torver (6), Lake Bank (4), Sunny Bank (5), Brantwood (3), and returns to Coniston. Click the links to see things to do at each stop.

Green Route Times

Summer (2 Apr – 26 Sep 2024)

The green route cruise runs Mondays to Thursday in Summer. The cruise departs from Coniston Boat Landings at 16:30.

1 Coniston (Dep)
6 Torver
4Lake Bank
5 Sunny Bank
3 Brantwood
1 Coniston (Arr)
header 01 Apr – 30 Sep 2024
16:30 16:45 17:15 17:30 17:50 18:00

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Green Route Fares

Day Fares

With a green route around the lake ticket, you can also use the red and yellow routes as much as you like during the day, then the green route when it departs at 16:30. Get 15% discount when you buy tickets online.

Green Route Tickets Price
Adult (16+ years) £20.50
Child (5–15 years) £8.00
Child (Under 5) Free
Dog (Well-behaved) Free

Single Fares

Single fares are available to various points around the lake. Tickets are available to buy on the boat.

Adult Fares

Lake Bank
Sunny Bank
Coniston £20.50 £9.50 £17.60 £15.95 £17.60
Torver £17.60 £8.50 £14.30 £15.95
Lake Bank £14.30 £8.50 £14.30
Sunny Bank £10.50 £8.50
Brantwood £5.75

Child Fares

Lake Bank
Sunny Bank
Coniston £8.00 £4.75 £6.50 £7.00 £8.00
Torver £7.00 £4.25 £6.50 £7.00
Lake Bank £6.50 £4.25 £6.50
Sunny Bank £5.25 £4.25
Brantwood £2.90

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