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Springtime Walker's Ticket

Enjoy a beautiful circular springtime walk of Windermere

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We're sorry but this ticket is not available during our peak season (4 April - 1 November 2020). It will become available again in February 2021.

The information below is for reference only.

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Available until Friday 3 April 2020. For 4 April onwards, try our Walkers Ticket

Leave the car behind and enjoy a beautiful springtime walk around Windermere. The springtime walker's ticket combines 2 boat cruises with a stunning 4 mile walk along the quiet western shore and is a great day out for the whole family. Get treated to breath-taking views of the lake and enjoy the seasonal delights of the snowdrops and daffodils before returning to your starting position with the help of the Windermere Car Ferry.

Please allow over 4 hours to enjoy this day out and bring suitable outdoor clothing and footwear.

Timetable for the day

  • Join the boat at Ambleside at 10:45am (or start at Bowness at 10am or Brockhole at 10:20am). This ticket is valid for either pier departure.
  • Sail across to Wray Castle
  • Start your gentle 4 mile walk to Ferry House along the scenic lake-shore forest path
  • Catch the Windermere Car Ferry to Ferry Nab (Every 20 minutes / £1 per person)
  • Walk back to Bowness (via Cockshott Point) to catch a regular boat back to your starting position (Bowness to Ambleside departures at 1:45pm, 2:15pm, 2:45pm, 3:10pm & 3:45pm)

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We asked the Morgan family to test this route for us - see how they got on the Lake District Lodge website

Additional Information

  • Winderermere Car Ferry will cost £1 per person - this is not included in the springtime walker's ticket. Find out more on their website.
  • Select any date from 15 February to 3 April in the 'book your cruise' box to purchase a ticket. You'll be sent a PDF voucher that you can bring on the day to start your cruise.
  • The walks are all clearly signposted, but for more guidance download and print out our walk guide.
Enjoy a springtime walk around Windermere

Enjoy a springtime walk around Windermere

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✔️ Scenic cruises

Red Cruise
(Bowness ↔ Ambleside), Yellow Cruise (Bowness ↔ Lakeside) & Islands Cruise (Bowness ↺)

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✔️ Self-drive boat hire (Socially-distanced, of course)

Book your boat now for 1 or 2 hours from Bowness (Beach/Dock) or Ambleside (Waterhead).

Boats can be hired from Bowness & Ambleside for dates up to 31 August as part of a trial. Online bookings only and if popular, more dates and more piers will be added.
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✔️ On-shore cafes

Boatman's Cafe in Bowness and The Pier Cafe Bar (Waterhead) are now open.
Special arrangements will be in place so that customers and staff can safely keep social-distance.

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Access and Facilities

Disabled Access

Wheelchair users are strongly advised to call us to confirm which vessel is operating on which service as not all of our vessels are suitable for wheelchair users, particularly in poor weather conditions. On board toilet facilities on all vessels can only be reached by means of the stairs, however there are adapted toilets at Lakeside, Bowness and Ambleside Piers.

Our most wheelchair-friendly vessels are ‘steamers’ (marked in black on the timetable) that can be accessed by a ramp from the pier to the main cabin which is under cover and is on the same level. 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.

Dogs

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

Bikes

Bikes are welcome on board our larger vessels if space is available. Each bike will cost £1 per journey pier to pier payable on the day of travel.