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Swallows and Amazons

Derwentwater and St. Herbert’s Island were used in the 2016 remake of Swallows and Amazons.

Derwentwater and St. Herbert’s Island were used by the cast and crew of the 2016 remake of Swallows and Amazons.

The film brings to life the classic novel by Arthur Ransome, telling the tale of the Walker children’s summer holiday in the Lake District, sailing, camping, fishing and much more.

The Walker children are given permission to camp on an island in the middle of a vast lake. When they get there, they have to battle against a gang of local youths for control of the island.

The films premiere also took place at the Theatre by the Lake.

How to get here:
Use our boat hire to sail to St Herbert’s Island.