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Coniston Launch Kendal
Coniston Ferry Services Ltd
Coniston Jetty
Cumbria LA21 8AJ
 
 
 
This company offers cruises and ferry services on Coniston Water in their environmentally-friendly electric launches.  Regular services covering three different circular routes cater for the many walkers traversing the high fells surrounding the lake.
 
For the not so energetic the company runs special interest cruises including informative commentary. 
 
You can visit the sites that inspired Arthur Ransome to write his Swallows & Amazons children’s books. or join a Campbell Cruise. The company has a personal connection with world water speed record holders Malcolm and Donald Campbell.  One of their launches was involved in the retrieval of Donald’s body in 2001.
 
Other cruises head north to Brantwood House & Garden, the country home of artist, writer and social critic, John Ruskin.
 
For Timetables and Fares go to  Web:  Coniston Launch Timetable
 
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Contact & Further Information
Telephone   +44 (0) 1768 775 753 (answerphone when not available)
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Getting There
Coniston Water lies in the southern part of the English Lake District, about 5 miles (8 km) to the West of Windermere.
 
- By Car
From the North there is a good road from Ambleside via the foot of the Langdale Valley (Skelwith) and through Yewdale. From the East the approach is from Hawkshead over a steeply graded road with a couple of 'hairpin' bends.
 
There is ample parking at High Cross (the top of Hawkshead Hill) for those wanting to enjoy a walk down to the jetties.
 
Parking is possible in Coniston village, either along the roadside or at the pay Car Park by the Tourist Information Centre. There is lakeside ‘Pay & Display’ parking at the Boat Landings.
 
- By Bus
Stagecoach Cumbria runs the 'Coniston Rambler', an hourly service (505) from Windermere and Ambleside.
 
There is a combined ticket (the Ruskin Explorer) that includes Bus and Boat return on Coniston Launch’s Northern Cruise and Brantwood House entry - ask the bus driver for a 'Ruskin Explorer' ticket. You should alight at the Waterhead Hotel near Coniston to catch the boats.
 
Service details can be obtained from Tourist Information Centres or Traveline on Tel:   0871 200 2233
 
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