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Coniston Water

Lakes, Outdoor
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Weather’s nice and you feel like escaping the city? Pack a lunch bag and take the kids to Coniston Water - the 5th largest lake near Coniston village. It’s an atmospheric location with spectacular scenic views of The Eastern Fells of Fairfield and Helvellyn.

If you’re visiting Coniston Water in spring or summer, you can explore the lake by boat. You can take a historic boat tour on the National Trust’s Victorian Steam Yacht Gondola, or simply enjoy one of the hourly Coniston Launch boat trips.

Coniston Water has plenty of history to offer, including the story of the water speed record of 1939 and the legendary Campbell Bluebird disappearance. Read up on the area before you go and you’ll have lots of cool stories to tell the kids on the way there.

  • Breath-taking location
  • Boat trips on offer
  • Lots of history to discover

Opening hours

Monday to Friday 09:00 -17:30
Saturday and Sunday 10:00 - 17:00



Coniston Waters, Lake District,
Coniston Village,
LA21 8EW,

Phone number

015394 41649


 Coniston village is on the A593 from Ambleside. The eastern shore is reached via a minor road off the B5285 near Hawkshead. 



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