Freedom of the Lake, Steam Train & Motor Museum
24 hours of cruises & a return on Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway, plus a visit to Lakeland Motor Museum (within 5 days) | ⚓ Bowness ↔ Lakeside + 🚂 Steam Train + Museum 🕑 24 hours
Your ticket includes:
Have the freedom to explore all of Lake Windermere by boat. This Freedom of the Lake ™ ticket is valid for 24 hours unlimited travel on all of our cruises including:
Red Cruise (Bowness → Brockhole → Ambleside → Bowness)
Yellow Cruise (Bowness ↔ Lakeside)*
Islands Cruise (Bowness → Windermere Jetty - Museum → Bowness)
Green Cruise (Ambleside → Wray Castle → Brockhole → Ambleside)
A visit to the Lakeland Motor Museum (7 mins drive from Lakeside Pier) - home to a collection of over 30,000 cars, motorcycles, scooters, cycles and auto memorabilia. Please make your won way to the museum.
Highlights include a Campbell Bluebird exhibition, Vincent motorcycle display and an Isle of Man TT display.
There's something for the whole family with a riverside cafe, local heritage and period shopping displays.
Find out more on their website.
❌ Sorry, no shuttle bus at the moment 🚌
Please make your own way between Lakeside Pier (LA12 8AS) and Lakeland Motor Museum (LA12 8TA). You don't have to visit on the same day - you can visit the museum within 5 days of your cruise.
2.5 miles (4km) | 🚗 6 minutes | 🚶🚐 45 minutes | 🚶 35 -45 mins (not advised)
Our 'Freedom of the Lake' ticket is valid on all our scheduled sailings (includes red, yellow and islands cruises) for a period of 24 hours. We are unable to show all the timetable options for this ticket in this one page, please see our cruises page to see all of the sailings.
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💨 Sunday 26th June page last updated Sunday 12.00pm)
Windy weather is causing us problems on some of our services:
( keep checking back as this page will be updated throughout the day)
|🔴 RED CRUISE||Bowness → Brockhole → Ambleside Waterhead||✔️ Services OK|
|🟡 YELLOW CRUISE||Bowness ↔ Lakeside|
✔️ Services OK
|🔵 ISLANDS CRUISE|
|✔️ Services OK|
|🚤 MOTOR BOAT HIRE from Bowness||Bowness Beach / Bowness Dock ↻|
❌ Wind - no boats
|🚤 MOTOR BOAT HIRE from Waterhead||Waterhead (near Ambleside) ↻|
❌ Wind - no boats
|🟤 YELLOW CRUISE & STEAM TRAIN||Haverthwaite ↔ Lakeside ↔ Bowness||✔️ Services OK|
|🟢 GREEN CRUISE||Ambleside → Wray Castle → Brockhole → Ambleside||✔️ Services OK|
|🚶 WALKERS TICKET||Bowness → Brockhole → Wray Castle → Walk ↻ ||❌ Wind - Service cancelled|
|🚣 ROW BOAT HIRE from Bowness||Bowness Beach / Bowness Dock ↻||❌ Wind - no boats|
|🚣 ROW BOAT HIRE from Waterhead||Waterhead (near Ambleside) ↻||❌ Wind - no boats|
|Bowness ↔ Ferry House||❌ Sorry, not running|
|⚫ FELL FOOT FERRY||Lakeside ↔ Fell Foot||❌ Sorry, not running|
🕑: We are now running to our Summer timetable
Four different types of vessels operate our services with varying accessibility.
Wheelchair users are strongly advised to call us to confirm which vessel is operating on which service, particularly in poor weather conditions. As on rare occasions, the vessels operating each route can change.
Did you know that you can make more of your cruise by upgrading it? Why not combine your cruise with a trip to two local attractions? You can view all of our cruise and two attraction tickets here.