Opening times

Boat and bike hire

10am - dark

Bluebird Café

10am - 4.45pm

Getting here

Coniston Boating Centre
Lake Road
Coniston
Cumbria LA21 8EW

Our location and parking

We're just half a mile from Coniston village on the shores of Coniston Water. There's parking, or arrive by launch.

Coniston Water map (PDF)

Location map

The blue icons with a white 'i' show the location of the centre on the map below.

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Key

Car park and facilities

Pay on exit parking system

Payable every day 9am - 6pm including Bank Holidays.

  • First two hours: £3
  • Then 40p for every 20 minutes
  • Up to a maximum of £8 for the day

Signs explain the system. You can also pay online up to 48 hours after you've parked at www.parkwithease.co.uk (opens in new window).

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

Toilets

These are located next to the car park.

Public transport and boats

Coniston Launches

Boats leave Coniston Boating Centre daily, with regular trips across to Brantwood. Special cruises include "Swallows and Amazons" and "Campbells on Coniston". 

  • From 6 February 2016, the Coniston Launch leaves at 10:40am each day. 
  • From 1 March 2016, The Coniston Launch leaves at 10:45am 

More details on Coniston Launch (opens in new window).

Steam Yacht Gondola

This rebuilt Victorian steam-powered yacht will transport you back to an era of peace and tranquillity. It sails every day (weather permitting) with round trips taking approximately 45 minutes from Coniston Boating Centre, calling at Brantwood jetty. 

The Steam Yacht Gondola will be back on the water in late March.

Read more on National Trust's Gondola on Coniston (opens in new window).

Buses

Coniston village is linked to various towns and villages by bus, with extra services in the summer. Then it's just a half mile amble to the lakeshore and Coniston Boating Centre. Check out the best bus for you on Cumbria County Council bus timetables (opens in new window).

Contact us

Coniston Boating Centre
Coniston
LA21 8EW

For more information call 015394 41366, or email conistonbc@lakedistrict.gov.uk

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