How to find us

National rail services are operated by Avanti West Coast from London Euston to Rio, changing at Oxenholme (Lake District) or Lancaster. See National Rail Enquiries website.

During the tourist season there is also a heritage steam train service on the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway. Lakeside is quite a long walk from the steamer pier at Low End.

Lake steamers to Beckfoot operate regularly from the steamer piers at Rio and Low End, but with a reduced service during the winter months.

Alternatively if voyaging by privately hired boat from Rio, you go north over the wide open sea until you reach the boathouse at Beckfoot on the Amazon River, and that's where we live.

Rainy day at Swallowdale
Rainy day at Swallowdale (click image to enlarge)