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BLUEBIRD IS COMING HOME TO CONISTON

BLUEBIRD IS COMING HOME TO CONISTON

Iconic powerboat – Bluebird K7 – will return to its spiritual home of Coniston Water next summer. The legendary craft was lifted from the lake bed in 2001. 34 years earlier, famed pilot Donald Campbell was killed as the vessel flipped during a waterspeed record attempt. Following years of work, Bluebird ran at 150mph on the Isle of Bute earlier this year. It’s slated to take to Coniston Water again between the 19th and 28th of July.

Joint Adventures

Joint Adventures

Joint Adventures is committed to organising high quality outdoor adventure activities and outdoor skills courses throughout The Lake District.  If you want fun, excitement, and entertainment in the breath taking scenery of The Lake District, let your Lake District outdoor adventure activities start with them.  They provide a year round Outdoor Pursuits service through professionally qualified and experienced instructors.  Joint Adventures Brocklebank Ground Torver Coniston Cumbria LA21 8BS Tel: 015394 49003 Email: info@jointadventures.co.uk

Swim the Lakes

Swim the Lakes

Swim the Lakes is based in the Lake District, in one of the best places in the world for indulging your passion. Join them on an Adventure Swim Day in the Lake District or stay a little longer with their Adventure Swim Breaks. Only time for a dip? Try a guided Short Wild Swim in the Lake District. They have a fully loaded open water swimming shop for all your  equipment and provide a wetsuit fitting service at their Ambleside store to ensure you get the right wetsuit. Swim the Lakes 2 Compston Road Ambleside Cumbria LA22 9DJ Tel: 015394 33826 Email: swim@headtothehills.co.uk

Gondola

Gondola

Steam Yacht Gondola is the unrivalled sailing experience of the Lake District. Enjoy the charm of luxury travel once experienced by wealthy Victorians, riding in style in Gondola’s opulent saloons or relaxing on her open-air decks as she glides across Coniston Water. Watch the gleaming steam engine in operation from the open viewing windows and quiz the boat’s engineer on its workings. Take in the spectacular scenery of the Coniston Fells and listen to the crew’s commentary on the area’s history and famous connections. Gondola is on the water from 1 April until 31 October. NT Members: A discount of 10% is available to National Trust members on all Head of Lake and Full Lake cruises. You must show your NT membership card when boarding. Coniston Pier Lake Road Coniston Cumbria LA21 8AN Tel: o1539 432733 Email: sygondola@nationaltrust.org.uk