Roam with Ransome on Coniston

Coniston, Cumbria

Take a trip on the actual dinghy used in the film ‘Swallows and Amazons’ and see what inspired Arthur Ransome to write his famous book.

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Retrace the story of ‘Swallow and Amazons’ written by Arthur Ransome when in 1929 four children are allowed to sail over to the nearby island in their boat Swallow and set up camp for a few days.

John, Susan, Titty and Roger explore and meet fellow sailors as they have heaps of adventures on this idyllic lake. Now you can join in the fun and take a trip on one of the actual vintage boats used in the 1974 film of ‘Swallows and Amazons’.

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