Springtime Walker's Ticket

Enjoy a beautiful circular springtime walk of Windermere

Available from Saturday 10 February - Friday 23 March 2018

map of the circular walk ariund Windermere that is included on a springtime 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 / 50p 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)

Family having a springtime walk

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

Standard Ticket Prices (valid from Monday 30th October 2017 until Friday 23rd March 2018)

  • Prices below are return fares
  • Book a ticket in advance by selecting a date in the 'Book Your Cruise' box below.
  • Tickets for today must be purchased at one of our booking offices
Valid for children aged 5 - 15. Under 5's travel free.
Family tickets are valid for 2 adults and 3 children.

Additional Information

  • Winderermere Car Ferry will cost 50p per person - this is not included in the springtime walker's ticket. Find out more on their website.
  • Select any date from 10 February to 23 March 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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Book Your Cruise

Select a date to view prices and sailing times.

  • Save online by booking in advance.
  • Child prices are valid for children aged 5 - 15 years. Children under 5 travel free.
  • Family tickets are valid for 2 adults and 3 children.

Todays sailings from Ambleside

Depart AmblesideArrive Wray CastleVessel type

Todays sailings from Wray Castle

Depart Wray CastleArrive AmblesideVessel type

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Service Status


All our services are operating as normal today as per our winter timetable.

Today, you can choose from:

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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.


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


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.