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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

See nearly all of lake in a 60 minute cruise around Coniston Water. Discover ‘Wild Cat Island’ as seen in the 1970‘s film ‘Swallows and Amazons’. Sail to Brantwood, the former home of John Ruskin, poet, artist and social reformer. Visit the house, garden, craft gallery and Brantwood Café.

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

There is also the option to stop off at Brantwood House and Café, then catch a later sailing back to Coniston. 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.

A historic house, museum and vibrant centre for the arts, Ruskin’s former home has a wealth of things to see and do for the whole family. 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.

Duration: 60 mins
Dates: 7 Apr – 29 Oct, 2023
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 (11 Mar – 29 Oct 2023)

1 Coniston (Dep)
6 Torver
5 Sunny Bank
3 Brantwood
1 Coniston (Arr)
header 7 Apr – Oct 2023
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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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.

Yellow Route Tickets Price
Adult (16+ years) £16.25
Child (5–15 years) £7.50
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

Sunny Bank
Coniston £16.25 £8.50 £9.50 £13.50
Torver £13.50 £16.25 £7.50 £9.50
Sunny Bank £9.50 £13.50 £16.25 £8.50
Brantwood £5.25 £9.50 £13.50 £16.25

Child Single Fares

Sunny Bank
Coniston £7.50 £4.25 £4.75 £6.75
Torver £6.75 £7.50 £3.75 £4.75
Sunny Bank £4.75 £6.75 £7.50 £4.25
Brantwood £2.65 £4.75 £6.75 £7.50

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