Have a great family day out on Coniston water. Book online now for boat hire - motor boats, canoes, kayaks, paddleboards, electric bikes and more.
Our friendly staff will help you make the most of your adventure, and the Bluebird Café has a delicious range of food, drinks and ice creams.Visit Coniston Boating Centre
Take a gentle steam-powered cruise on Steam Yacht Gondola which launches from Coniston Boating Centre and other jetties around the lake - see the map below for details. Sails from March to October.Cruise on the Gondola
The Coniston Launch has various cruises around the lake. It sails from Coniston Boating Centre, with stops at Brantwood and other jetties around the lake. Sails all year round, but not every day from November to February.Cruise on the Coniston Launch
Our printable map of Coniston Water shows you where to park, where to hire boats, footpaths and cycle routes, where to catch a boat trip from, and of course where to hire your boats and bikes at Coniston Boating Centre.Map and guide to Coniston Water
The picturesque traditional village of Hawkshead is top of many Lake District visitors' must-see lists. With winding, cobbled car-free streets and a selection of shops, cafés and inns, you can also get great views of the surrounding fells from the Church just outside the village.
The home of John Ruskin, the house, gardens and estate host many of Ruskin's treasures, along with contemporary exhibitions, concerts, courses and special events.
The museum, in the centre of Coniston village, tells the story of Coniston from the first Stone Age fell-walkers, who made and traded stone axes, to the Jet Era when the 1950s speed ace Donald Campbell used Coniston Water as Bluebird K7’s race-track.
Download a self-guided trail to see the remains of the Coniston Coppermines. With insights into the geology, how the copper-mining industry developed, and the miners and their families who earned their livelihoods from it, it gives a great glimpse into Coniston's past.
Miles without Stiles routes, easy access routes:
A collection of walks in Rusland, an area that stretches between Winderemere and Coniston Water to the south of Grizedale forest.