Be inspired by Swallows and Amazons in the Lake District

Coniston, Cumbria

Whether or not you’ve read Arthur Ransome’s Swallows & Amazons, any holiday splashing around on lakes will bring out the adventurous child in you.

If you are feeling daring, you can have your very own Swallows & Amazons adventure as Joint Adventures guides you around Coniston Water. During your trip, you will travel to places only accessible by canoe or Kayak, such as ‘Secret Harbour’ on ‘Wild Cat Island’, where you can disembark to explore the island and see where John, Susan, Titty, and The Boy Roger set up their tents and played pirates and even make the ‘Jump’. It makes for the perfect adventure for Swallows & Amazon fans of all ages.

Coppermines offer a range of cottages to suit all pockets. From fell top bolt holes and village hideaways to lakeside retreats, there’s something to suit everyone – perfect for a family Swallows & Amazons adventure. Enjoy a stay in cottages such as Bee Bole House, a beautiful 200-year-old Georgian cottage nestling in the beautiful hamlet of Water Yeat at the southern tip of Coniston Water where you will find Allen Tarn, made famous as ‘Octopus Lagoon’.

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