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Fell Foot Ferry

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

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Summer 2021 - Sorry this cruise is not running at the moment

We are currently running a reduced service as we re-open from COVID. Our smaller boats and services have not been introduced again this year.
Hopefully back in Easter 2022.


Combine your visit to Lakeside Pier (Aquarium, Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway & shuttle bus to Lakeland Motor Museum) with Fell Foot Park, a popular National Trust lakeside park with a picnic area and children’s adventure playground.

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.

The 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.


Find out more about the park

Download the Fell Foot Park leaflet (PDF).


Ferry Timetable

Operates daily from 4 April to 4 October 2020, then weekends only up until 1 November except Half Term Week when it operates daily (26-30 October too).

Lakeside DeparturesFell Foot Departures
10:30am10:40am
11am11:10am
11:30am11:40am
12 noon12:10pm
12:30pm12:40pm
1pm1:10pm
1:15pm (30-minute mini cruise of southern tip of Windermere)
2pm2:10pm
2:40pm2:50pm
3pm3:10pm
3:15pm (30-minute mini cruise of southern tip of Windermere)
4pm4:10pm
4:30pm4:40pm
5pm5:10pm

Additional Information

  • All tickets are half price when purchased with a valid yellow cruise ticket from Bowness.
  • This ferry connects with a shuttle service to Hill of Oaks Caravan & Lodge Site - for more information and timetable please view the Hill of Oaks fact-sheet.
  • Sorry, this ticket is not available to book online, simply purchase your ticket on the day of travel.
  • 30-minute mini-cruise costs £7.60 adults, £3.80 children & £20.70 families.
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.

Watch Fell Foot LIVE from our webcam at Lakeside Pier.

Service Status

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Service Status

🔴 RED CRUISE Bowness ↔ Ambleside Waterhead✔️ Services OK
🟡 YELLOW CRUISE
Bowness ↔ Lakeside

✔️ Services OK

🟤 YELLOW SERVICE & STEAM TRAIN
Haverthwaite ↔ Lakeside ↔ Bowness
✔️ Services OK
🔵 ISLANDS CRUISE

Bowness ↻

✔️ Services OK
🚤 SELF-DRIVE BOAT HIRE from Bowness
Bowness Beach / Bowness Dock ↻
✔️ Services OK
🚤 SELF-DRIVE BOAT HIRE from WaterheadWaterhead (near Ambleside) ↻
✔️ Services OK
🟢 GREEN CRUISEAmbleside → Wray Castle → Brockhole → Ambleside
✔️ Services OK
🚶 WALKERS TICKETBowness → Brockhole → Wray Castle → Walk ↻
✔️ Services OK

CROSS LAKES SHUTTLE

Bowness ↔ Ferry House❌ Not in service (Covid-19)
FELL FOOT FERRYLakeside ↔ Fell Foot
❌ Not in service (Covid-19)


Map of route

Load Map

Access and Facilities

Disabled Access

This cruise is operated by one of our traditional wooden launches. We're sorry but there is no wheelchair access to this vessel.Our most wheelchair-friendly vessels are ‘steamers’ (marked in black on some of our timetables) that can be accessed by a ramp from the pier to the main cabin which is under cover and is on the same level. These operate on our most popular routes - red cruise and yellow cruise. Our other vessels have limited access for wheelchairs but sometimes can be accommodated on board. Please call us to discuss your access requirements.

Concessions for Disabled Customers

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

Toilets are available on all our ‘steamers’ and launches (check for disabled access) but not our traditional launches. Many of our vessels have licensed bars and/or tea bars. So whilst enjoying the marvellous panoramic views, why not treat yourself to a tipple of your choice.

Conditions of Carriage

Our services are provided in accordance with our Conditions of Carriage which can be found on our homepage under ‘About Us’.

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.

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