Opening times

Boat and bike hire

10am - dark

Bluebird Café

10am - 4.45pm

Getting here

Coniston Boating Centre
Lake Road
Cumbria LA21 8EW

sailing dinghies
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Sailing dinghies

If you can sail, you can hire one of our sailing boats. We have Wayfarers and Hawk 20s.

What better way to follow in the wake of Swallows and Amazons?

Wayfarer hire charges

Number of people 2 4
Up to 2 hours £40 £50
Up to 4 hours £60 £70

Hawk 20 hire charges

Number of people 2 4 6
Up to 2 hours £55 £65 £80
Up to 4 hours £75 £85 £95

Swallows and Amazons locations

  • Wild Cat Island may be Peel Island on Coniston Water – including the secret harbour
  • Kanchenjunga is probably the Old Man of Coniston
  • Trout Tarn is most likely to be based on Beacon Tarn towards the south of Coniston Water

How to book

You can book Hawk 20 and Wayfarer sailing dinghies online using our secure online payment system. When you book online you save 10% on walk up prices.

If you have any questions, please call us on 015394 41366 or email us at

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