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Coniston Boating Centre

Coniston Category Outdoor Activities, For the Family
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Come and hire electric motor boats, rowing boats which seat up to six, canoes and kayaks, sailing boats and bikes from the shores of England's loveliest lake.

Have a great family day out, enjoying excellent food at the Bluebird café or bring your own picnic! The adventure starts here.

Boat Hire

There's lots of boat hire to choose from! Let our electric motor boats take the strain. Or maybe you'd like to row, row, row your boat in our rowing boats?

Try out sit on top kayaks, open canoes and have fun splashing about on paddle boards. If you can sail why not hire one of our sailing dinghies and follow in the wake of Arthur Ransome's "Swallows and Amazons"?

From the water you can see magnificent views of The Old Man of Coniston mountain. Cruise past John Ruskin's house at Brantwood or head south towards Peel Island.

Bike Hire

Take your pick from loads of exhilarating routes, whatever your ability.

Hills too big? Try an electric bike to zoom up them with ease. There are three settings to manage your power. One battery will cover about 20 miles. We can always give you a spare if you're out all day.

If you need to recharge, there are several lovely cafes and pubs with charge points so you can enjoy a drink or snack and your battery will be ready when you are.


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