Canoeing and Kayaking on : Coniston Water

Coniston Water is one of the most beautiful places in the Lake District to go canoeing or kayaking. With the towering Old Man of Coniston dominating the skyline, and lower fells on all sides, the views are lovely.

Several parts of Coniston Water were part of the inspiration for Swallows and Amazons, and in particular Peel Island is the setting for "Wild Cat Island", a lovely spot to explore by canoe, with its secret harbour and warm, exposed rock promontories.

Being a large exposed body of water, caution & experience is required on windy days, as the waves can become large very quickly.

Paddle Point
1 Chome-11 Kamifukubara, Yonago-shi, Tottori-ken 683-0004, Japan

For further information check out the Canoe England guide to Coniston Water
http://www.canoe-england.org.uk/media/pdf/conistonwaterleaflet6.pdf

Paddle Point
1 Chome-11 Kamifukubara, Yonago-shi, Tottori-ken 683-0004, Japan

Launch from the beach near the ferry, watching out for the latter!

Parking (Pay & Display) and Blue Bird cafe nearby.

Launch fee £2 per kayak.
Paddle Point
Coniston, Cumbria, UK

There are several access points along the East side of the lake, many with handy car parking.

Paddle Point
1 Chome-11 Kamifukubara, Yonago-shi, Tottori-ken 683-0004, Japan

Coniston Hall Camping Site
Haws Bank
Coniston
Cumbria
LA21 8AS
Tel: 01539 441223

Launching from lakeside. Nice location, decent enough facilities, but can be noisy when busy.

Paddle Point
1 Chome-11 Kamifukubara, Yonago-shi, Tottori-ken 683-0004, Japan

Peel Island is known as the inspiration for Wildcat Island in Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome. Its a great, if over popular, place to visit, with rocky promontories, wooded glades and the (not very) secret harbour!