Coniston Launch
Coniston, South Lakes

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Coniston Launch offers a unique experiece in cruising as you meander along aboard a 1920s solar-electric powered launch. An environmentally friendly option from which to enjoy the beautiful sights and wildlife of Coniston Water. The ferry service visits 7 jetties, taking in some of the local visitor attractions and offering a pre-purchase ticket service onboard.

Coniston Launch invites you to cruise aboard our traditional Lakeland launch 'Campbell' The best place to see Coniston Water is from our launch. The journey starts from Coniston boat landings and cruises around the lake calling at various jetties. A personal commentary by our crew points out places of interest and some of the history of the lake and the famous people who have lived on or used the water.

Every Tuesday in the summer season there is 'Campbell on Coniston' specialist cruise. This is a comprehensive talk about the world speed records from the late 1930's to the fatal last attempt of Donald Campbell. The following day we have out special 'Swallow and Amazons' cruise to the south of the lake past 'Wild Cat Island' and other fictional and real places connected to Arthur Ransome.

For walkers the launch stops at six other jetties if you wanted to get off and enjoy a walk. Twice a week there is our southern lake discovery cruise which reaches the south end of the lake with a commentary by our crew and some beautiful scenery to be seen!


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Coniston Launch
LA21 8AJ
017687 75753

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