On holiday with their mother in the Lake District in 1929 four children are allowed to sail over to the nearby island in their boat Swallow and set up camp for a few days. They soon realise this has been the territory of two other girls who sail the Amazon, and the scene is set for serious rivalry.
Arthur Ransome's Immortal Story
Did You Know?
The scenes on and of the train were filmed on the "Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway" - a heritage rail reopened in 1973, the same year that filming took place. See more
When the children are fishing from the boat the fish that John catches is very clearly already dead when he catches it. See more
Version of Swallows and Amazons
Away to Rio
Arranged by Wilfred Josephs See more