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Lake Cruise

Coniston Launch

Coniston Launch

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A comprehensive talk about the speed record attempts on Coniston Water from the late 1930s to the mid-60s, also covering recent events. Our 90 minute cruise follows the route of the heroic Campbells, concentrating on Donald's last, fatal bid to better 300mph on water.

These cruises are by way of a tribute to Sir Malcolm and Donald Campbell who did so much to promote the cause of Great Britain in the field of world speed records. We follow the history of the Campbells' attempts on the lake and identify the important locations on Coniston Water associated with them. In particular we concentrate on the fateful attempt by Donald Campbell to better 300mph during the winter of 1966/7.

Pier Cottage was where Bluebird was kept during most of the record attempts and it was from here that Donald Campbell set out on the morning of the tragic accident.

Coach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFrench signs/guidesGerman signs/guidesItalian signs/guidesPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberSpanish signs/guidesTelephone (public)Welcome HostAccepts groups

Children welcomeDogs acceptedGuided tours for individualsGuided tours for groups

Disabled acces for those with some mobility.

Prices

Adult £16.95, Child £8.50, Family Ticket £33.90 (Upto 2 Adults and 3 Children under 16), under 5s free.

Contact

Mrs Gillian Hodgson

017687 75753

Address

Coniston Boatlandings,
Coniston,
Cumbria,
LA21 8AN

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Directions

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Map reference: SD 307971  Lat: 54.36468 Long: -3.06681

Parking: free

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 7 miles from Windermere station

Facilities

  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • French signs/guidesFrench signs/guides
  • German signs/guidesGerman signs/guides
  • Italian signs/guidesItalian signs/guides
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Spanish signs/guidesSpanish signs/guides
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Guided tours for individualsGuided tours for individuals
  • Guided tours for groupsGuided tours for groups

Disabled acces for those with some mobility.

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