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Yellow Route - 60 mins
Wild Cat Island Cruise

Enjoy a 60 minute cruise and discover Wild Cat Island as seen in the Swallows and Amazons films.

Yellow Route About the Wild Cat Island Cruise

Experience almost the entire lake in just 60 minutes! Discover the enchanting ‘Wild Cat Island,’ famously featured in the 1970s film ‘Swallows and Amazons’, see the secret harbour along the way.

You also have the option to drop off at Brantwood, the former home of John Ruskin, poet, artist and social reformer. Visit the house, garden, craft gallery and Brantwood Café.

Brantwood offers a fascinating insight into the world of John Ruskin and the last 28 years of his life spent in the Lakes. Filled with many fine paintings, beautiful furniture and Ruskin’s personal treasures, the house retains the character of its famous resident.

The Brantwood Café is situated in Brantwood’s former coach house the Terrace is a unique and friendly place to relax while you enjoy the breathtaking views over Coniston Water, from snow-dusted peaks to glorious summer days. Return times from Brantwood are 11.20, 12.10, 12.20, 1.20, 1.35, 2.30, 3.00, 3.35, 4.10 and 4.30.

Tickets for the Wildcat Island Cruise also allow you to travel on our red route during the same day at no extra charge.

Duration: 60 mins
Dates: 29 Mar – 3 Nov, 2024
Days: Daily
Hop on/off: Yes
Dogs: Yes

Yellow Route Map

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

Yellow Route Times

Summer (29 Mar – 3 Nov 2024)

1 Coniston (Dep)
6 Torver
5 Sunny Bank
3 Brantwood
1 Coniston (Arr)
header 29 Mar – 3 Nov 2024
10:00 10:10 10:25 10:50 11:00
11:20 11:30 11:45 12:10 12:20
12:30 12:40 12:55 13:20 13:30
14:10 14:20 14:35 15:00 15:10
15:20 15:30 15:45 16:10 16:20

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Winter (4 Nov – 7 Mar 2025)

1 Coniston (Dep)
6 Torver
5Sunny Bank
3 Brantwood
1 Coniston (Arr)
header 04 Nov 2024 – 7 Mar 2025
10:40 10:50 11:05 11:30 11:40
12:00 12:10 12:25 12:50 13:00
13:15 13:25 13:40 14:05 14:15
14:30 14:40 14:55 15:20 15:30

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The Winter Wild Cat Island Cruise (Yellow Route) is available on the following days during winter:

  • Nov 2024: Summer timetable until 3rd then each day 4-24 November plus 30th.
  • Dec 2024: 1, 7, 8, 14, 15. For 28th-31st see website.
  • Jan 2025: 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26
  • Feb 2025: Daily from 1st Feb onwards until 7th March then our summer timetable starts on 8th March 2025.

Yellow Route Fares

Day Fares

A yellow route around the lake ticket will allow you to hop on and off the boat for the whole day, on either of the yellow or red routes. Get 15% discount when you buy tickets online. 7 day explorer unlimited ticket also available – Adult £35, Child £17.50.

Yellow Route Tickets Price
Adult (16+ years) £17.95
Child (5–15 years) £8.50
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 Single Fares

From
To
Coniston
To
Torver
To
Sunny Bank
To
Brantwood
Coniston £17.95 £9.50 £10.50 £14.85
Torver £14.85 £17.95 £8.50 £10.50
Sunny Bank £10.50 £14.85 £17.95 £9.50
Brantwood £5.75 £10.50 £14.85 £17.95

Child Single Fares

From
To
Coniston
To
Torver
To
Sunny Bank
To
Brantwood
Coniston £8.50 £4.75 £5.25 £7.45
Torver £7.45 £8.50 £4.25 £5.25
Sunny Bank £5.25 £7.45 £8.50 £4.75
Brantwood £2.90 £5.25 £7.45 £8.50

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  • VisitEngland Quality Assured Visitor Attraction
  • Coniston The English Lake District World Heritage Site
  • Trip Advisor Travellers Choice Awards Winner 2024