Swimmers in Great North Swim in Lake Windermere

Great North Swim 2022

Categories: Events

Beat the crowds and the busy roads - travel by boat to the start/finish line.

We are pleased to be involved with the Great North Swim again this year, by providing transport solutions for swimmers and their supporters.

Park in a quieter area around Lake Windermere (Bowness or Ambleside) and use our convenient boat service to get the start/finish line at Brockhole. Bowness has over 450 pay-and-display car parking spaces within a 7-minute walk from our pier, Ambleside has 280 pay-and-display car parking spaces within a 10-minute walk from our pier.

This year the event village is at Brockhole - Lake District Visitor Centre.


Boats to the start/finish line

Bowness ↔ Brockhole (Start/finish)

A special direct shuttle shuttle service for swimmers & spectators.

Regular departures throughout the day on Friday 10, Saturday 11 & Sunday 12 June between Bowness and the start/finish line.

🕑 Journey time is 20 mins each way | 🎫 Adult Return: £9.40, Child (5-15) Return £4.70, Family (2+3) Return: £26.00

🛳️ Book Bowness shuttle tickets

A map of the route of Bowness < > Brockhole shuttle


Bowness ↔ Ambleside Waterhead (Start/finish)

A special direct shuttle shuttle service for swimmers & spectators.

Regular departures throughout the day on Saturday 11 & Sunday 12 June between Ambleside Waterhead and the start/finish line.

🕑 Journey time is 20 mins each way | 🎫 Adult Return: £9.40, Child (5-15) Return £4.70, Family (2+3) Return: £26.00

🛳️ Book Ambleside shuttle tickets


A modern launch on its way to the Great north Swim


Not swimming or taking part?

More than 30,000 people will be either swimming or cheering on the competitors during the weekend of Friday 7 - Sunday 9 June. Although the event is well planned and additional transport/parking is available, the area around Brockhole - Lake District Visitor Centre including Bowness and Ambleside is likely to get extremely busy.

We are advising customers who are visiting us over the weekend who aren't taking part in the swim to consider a day out at areas of the lake unaffected by the large amounts of people. Generally the southern half of Windermere will be much quieter, so why not try the following on the Great North Swim weekend?

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