Update: 17 March 2020
We have suspended all our boat hire and activities. We are cancelling and will automatically refund all bookings for boat hire up until 1 May. We will keep this refund date under review.
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.
The blue icons with a white 'i' show the location of the centre on the map below.
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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
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 9 March to 3 November 2019 the Coniston Launch leaves at 10:40am each day.
- From 4 November 2019 to 13 March 2020 the Coniston Launch leaves at 10:00am 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.
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.
Coniston Boating Centre