Opening times

Boat and bike hire:

10.00am - 4.00pm

Bluebird Café:

9.30am - 4.00pm

Getting here

Coniston Boating Centre
Lake Road, Coniston
Cumbria LA21 8AN

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.

Click the map controls to zoom in, or move the map around. Loading maps can take time, so please be patient!

Car park and facilities

Car Parking Charges payable 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  • Up to 2 hours £3
  • 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.

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


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". See Coniston Launch for full timetable, routes and prices.

  • From 12 March to 6 November 2022 the Coniston Launch leaves at 10:00am each day.
  • From 7 November 2022 to 10 March 2023 the Coniston Launch leaves at 10:40am each day, apart from December and January when the boat runs only at weekends.

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.

See timetables and prices for National Trust's Gondola on Coniston.


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.

Contact us

Coniston Boating Centre
LA21 8EW


015394 41366

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