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Fell Foot Ferry

Picnics, playgrounds and more - just five minutes ferry ride from Lakeside Pier.

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The Fell Foot Ferry operates daily from Saturday 25 May 2024.

Combine your visit to Lakeside Pier with a trip to Fell Foot Park, a popular National Trust lakeside park with a picnic area and children’s adventure playground.

If you're visiting Fell Foot, use this service for a mini-cruise of Windermere or to visit Lakes Aquarium and Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway. Alternatively walk along the River Leven to Newby Bridge (a NEW path opened in 2023).

Newby Bridge village has regular bus services (6 & X6) to Barrow, Kendal, Ulverston and the Lakeland Motor Museum.

A map of the Fell Foot area

Enjoy a lakeshore walk or paddle and explore the grounds at the southernmost tip of Lake Windermere.

Fell Foot's Boathouse Café serves a range of hot and cold meals, snacks and drinks, picnics are very welcome in the park. BBQs are not allowed due to potential damage they may cause to the parkland.

Fell Foot now holds a Changing Places facility on site; a fully accessible changing room with a height adjustable bench and hoist for those with complex care needs.

Find out more about the park

An aerial photo of Lakeside Pier and Fell Foot Jetty


  • Fell Foot Ferry runs from 25 May to 29 September 2024 and then October Half Term (19 - 27 Oct.)
Lakeside Departures
Fell Foot Departures
12 Noon12:10
13:15 - MINI CRUISEA delightful 30-minute cruise around the southern tip of Windermere. *
15:15 - MINI CRUISEA delightful 30-minute cruise around the southern tip of Windermere. *

The Fell Foot Ferry arrives at Fell Foot Pier

Standard Ticket Prices (valid from Saturday 23rd March 2024 until Sunday 3rd November 2024)

  • Prices below are return fares
Adults Children Families

Additional Information

  • Sorry, this ticket is not available to book online, simply purchase your ticket on the day of travel.
  • Child Price - 3-15 years old, Children 0-2 travel for free.
  • * Mini-cruise costs Adults - £t.b.c., Children - £t.b.c. & Families (2+3) - £t.b.c.
  • All tickets are half price when purchased with a valid yellow cruise ticket from Bowness.
  • Discounts on further travel from Lakeside and on Freedom of the Lake tickets are available - please ask at pier.
Enjoy a trip to Fell Foot Park with a regular ferry from Lakeside Pier.

Enjoy a trip to Fell Foot Park with a regular ferry from Lakeside Pier.

Fell Foot Photo Gallery

Service Status


Today's Service Status

🔴 RED CRUISE Bowness → W'Mere Jetty Museum →Brockhole → Ambleside Waterhead → Bowness

✔️ Services OK

🟡 YELLOW CRUISEBowness ↔ Lakeside

✔️ Services OK


Bowness → Bowness

✔️ Services OK
🚤 MOTOR BOAT HIRE from Bowness
Bowness Beach / Bowness Dock ↻

✔️ Services OK

🚤 MOTOR BOAT HIRE from WaterheadWaterhead (near Ambleside) ↻

✔️ Services OK

🟤 YELLOW CRUISE & STEAM TRAINHaverthwaite ↔ Lakeside ↔ Bowness

✔️ Services OK

🟢 GREEN CRUISEAmbleside → Wray Castle → Brockhole → Ambleside

✔️ Services OK

🚶 WALKERS TICKETBowness → Brockhole → Wray Castle → Walk → Ash Landing → Bowness✔️ Services OK
🚣 ROW BOAT HIRE from BownessBowness Beach / Bowness Dock ↻

✔️ Services OK

🚣 ROW BOAT HIRE from WaterheadWaterhead (near Ambleside) ↻

⚠️ Back Late April.
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Bowness ↔ Ash Landing✔️ Services OK
FELL FOOT FERRYLakeside ↔ Fell Foot⚠️ Starts 25 May

🕑: We are now running to our peak season timetable.

Map of route

Load Map

Access and Facilities

♿ Disabled Access

This service is operated by traditional wooden launches and modern launches, both are not recommended for customers with limited mobility

Please visit our Accessibility section for more information.

🧑‍🦽 Carer goes free policy

If a disabled adult in your group needs a carer, then the carer travels free. For more information about this scheme and to see all the terms and conditions, please read our company policy for disabled passengers.

☕ On-Board Facilities

  • Traditional launches like Queen of The Lake - 💺 Indoor & outdoor seats | Sorry, no toilets, but facilities at Lekand and Fell Foot.

🎫 Conditions of Carriage

Our services are provided in accordance with our Conditions of Carriage.

🚭 No Smoking Policy

For the safety and comfort of all passengers and crew, Windermere Lake Cruises Ltd operates a no smoking policy on-board its vessels, piers and shore premises. This includes electronic cigarettes.

🐶 Dogs

All well behaved dogs are welcome on board and travel for free.

🚲 Bikes

Sorry, but bikes cannot be carried on this service.

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Why not upgrade this cruise and get unlimited travel on our vessels for 24 hours with our Freedom of the Lake ticket?

Freedom Of The Lake ®

Freedom Of The Lake ®

Unlimited boat travel for 24 hours on all routes | ⚓ See the full lake on this ticket: Lakeside ↔ Bowness ↔ Ambleside in 🕘 over 3 hours

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