Coniston Water

Follow in the footsteps of Arthur Ransome's Swallows and Amazons

This trail is ideal for the fans of Arthur Ransome. Here you can fish for a pike, club a mountain and sail to Wild Cat Island. It is even possible to see the secret harbour. Coniston is breathtakingly beautiful and w wonderful place to spend a day soaking up the atmosphere. There is ample local camping and lots to see and do in the local area.

(Reviewed February 2022)

Safety guidelines

Take a look at the 7 common senses of dinghy trails to help you have an enjoyable day

Wildlife guidelines

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Before you sail..........

Before setting out on the trail you should feel confident that you, your crew and your boat are ready. For maximum enjoyment follow our top tips before you go. We have tried our best to make sure the trail information remains up to date, but we cannot guarantee its accuracy. Please help others by alerting us to any changes using the feedback form.  

The decision to follow the trail rests with the skipper, and by following the trail participants accept the inherent risks of being on the water.


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