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We are welcoming visitors back to the Lake District. We are working with our local partners to put measures in place that will help keep people safe.

Check car parks and toilets across the Lake District National Park

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Coniston Boating Centre copyright Karen Barden

Car parks: Coniston Boating Centre

Location:

Grid reference: SD 307 970
Postcode: LA21 8EW
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Coniston Boating Centre is on the western shore of Coniston Water and is easily reached from the village centre. Follow the brown signs for 'Gondola' and Boat hire.

You can hire motor boats, rowing boats, open Canadian canoes, sit on top kayaks, paddle boards and sailing dinghies - as well as a range of bikes for all the family. The Bluebird Café, situated on the Coniston lakeshore has an extensive daytime menu as well as specials. There are lakeside walks and picnic tables.

Coniston launch and the steam yacht 'Gondola' operate from here.

Pay and display

Payable every day 9am to 6pm including Sundays and Bank Holidays.

  • Up to 2 hours: £3.00
  • 3 hours: £4.20
  • 4 hours: £5.40
  • 5 hours: £6.60
  • 9 hours: £8.00

Charges apply to all vehicles, including coaches, trailers and vehicles displaying a blue badge.

Electric Charging Points

  • 2 sockets
  • 7kw charger
  • £0.25 per kwh

Facilities

Ladies, gents and disabled toilets. Baby-changing facilities. Next to lakeshore, café and picnic area. Boat hire and bike hire. Launching, storage and repair facilities.

Coach parking?

Yes, coach parking is available in this car park.

Where does the money go?

All car park charges go towards keeping the National Park special for the future.

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Cottage near Coniston - copyright Charlie Hedley

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