All you need to know about planning a trip to Windermere

All you need to know about planning a trip to Windermere

Practical Information for Tour / Group Leaders / Coach Drivers

Coach Drivers

For great incentives and useful information for tour operators and drivers call 015394 43360.

Windermere Lake Cruises has ample parking for coaches at both Lakeside and Bowness piers and there is space for dropping off at Ambleside (Waterhead) Pier. View our interactive map with information about parking, piers and their location around the lake.

Parking for full-size coaches is free at Bowness & Lakeside Coach Park for any coach that has passengers travelling on a cruise. In peak times, the parking is limited to 2 or 3 hours. See our peak summer 2019 leaflet.

On-Board Facilities

Toilets are available on all of our ‘Steamers’ and modern launches (check for disabled access). 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, or how about a warming soup to prepare you for your journey home?

Facilities for Wheelchair Users

Wheelchair users are strongly advised to call and confirm which vessel is operating which service. Our ‘Steamers’ are suitable for wheelchair users but onboard toilet facilities can only be reached by means of stairs. However there are adapted toilets at Lakeside, Bowness and Ambleside, and ‘Radar’ facilities close to Ambleside and Bowness Piers. The Main saloons are wheelchair accessible on the Teal and the Swan but not on the Tern (although there is ample covered accommodation).