Gondola and Parkamoor trail

Duration:Half Day

This Lake District walk starts and ends with a trip on Coniston’s famous steam-powered Gondola, providing a perfect opportunity to view the area’s spectacular scenery from the water. First launched in 1859 and now completely rebuilt by the National Trust, the Gondola sails from Coniston Pier just 0.5 mile from Coniston village. Having disembarked, the route continues on foot, taking you through mixed woodland, open fell and past two fascinating old buildings. Rich in both flora and fauna this is a photographer’s paradise. At the end of your walk, re-board the Gondola from Brantwood jetty to return to Coniston Pier and your starting point.

Please note, charges apply for the Gondola. Check the latest timetable for the Coniston Gondola here.

A downloadable PDF of the Gondola and Parkamoor trail is available here.

Further Information

While you're in the area, Coniston village and Coniston water have lots of great attractions and activities to make your visit into a long-weekend.

Take in a piece of literary history with a peaceful trip to the lakeshore by Peel Island and discover the setting for Swallows and Amazons.

You can also step it up a gear with a mountain bike ride around Low Yewdale and Coniston Water.

A complete list of activities for Coniston and the surrounding area is available on our Coniston listings page

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How to get here

Steam Yacht Gondola , Coniston

Lake Road
Coniston LA21 8

Ordnance Survey OL6
The English Lakes
South Western area

SD 306 970

Get Directions

By Bus: Two boats, two buses, one ticket. The Cross Lakes experience will take you from Bowness to Ferry House, by bus to Hawkshead and then onto to Coniston. Coniston can be reached from Windermere and Ambleside using the Stagecoach 505 service.

Cross Lakes: http://www.lakedistrict.gov.uk/crosslakes

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