About two different groups of children who encounter one another on a small piece of land in a lake which they both live by. Both groups try to claim the land as theirs and do so role playing as two sets of enemy pirates. Whilst this happens they encounter another boat and a stranger, they must now work together to work out who he is and why he is there, but have they got themselves involved in something much bigger?
Did You Know?
Dan Travers, who was the diving and marine supervisor on the film, is the son of Virginia McKenna, who played Mrs Walker in the 1974 film of Swallows and Amazons. See more
The film takes place during the 1930s, but the livery and insignia of the steam locomotive that takes the children to the Lake District is that of British Railways (BR), which didn't exist until the nationalization of the railways in 1948. See more
I don't want them frightened of the world.
Version of Swallows and Amazons