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Green Route - 90 mins
Swallows and Amazons Cruise

Step into the world of Arthur Ransome and enjoy our 90 minute cruise of Swallows and Amazons.

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Green Route About the Swallows & Amazons Cruise

Uncover the magic that brought the silver screen to Coniston. Discover the picturesque landscapes where renowned author Arthur Ransome drew inspiration to bring his imaginary lake to life in both his books and the Swallows and Amazons films. During your 90 minute cruise, you’ll have the opportunity to explore these iconic sites, including Wild Cat Island and the secret harbour.

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.

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

Duration: 90 mins
Dates: 1 Apr – 30 Sep 2024
Days: Mon and Wed
Hop on/off: No
Dogs: Yes

Swallows & Amazons Trailer

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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 (1 Apr – 30 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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More Information

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