25,000 students could benefit from free Residents’ Passes

Published: 7th October 2015

Ahead of the new academic year, Windermere Lake Cruises is extending its popular Resident’s Pass scheme to include students from two regional universities.

There are already 22,500 Residents Passes in circulation across Cumbria and North Lancashire, and now students studying at either Lancaster University or the University of Cumbria can sign up too.

Available to anyone living in a LA or CA postcode, Residents Passes enable local people to claim up to 50% off scheduled sailings on Windermere in low season (1 October 2015 – 1 May 2016) and 20% during the summer months, as well as significant discounts at various Lake District attractions.  Anyone with a valid student identification card who is living in an LA or CA postcode for the majority of the year can claim their free pass.

Jennifer Cormack is Sales Manager at Winander Leisure, which owns Windermere Lake Cruises. She says, “It’s great to be extending our popular Residents’ scheme to local students. The passes will be particularly handy for anyone based at the University of Cumbria’s Ambleside campus, but apply equally to students living in Carlisle, Barrow and Lancaster.

“Taking a cruise on Windermere is a great way to help people orientate themselves and experience the area. I can see it being a particular benefit for international students who are obviously a long way from home and are looking to make the most of all the Lake District and Cumbria have to offer during their studies.”

Residents’ passes can also be used to obtain discounts at the Lakeland Motor Museum, the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway, and the Lakes Aquarium.

To apply for a Residents Pass, please view our information online, call Windermere Lake Cruises on 015394 43360, or visit any ticket office. Local students will need to show their student identification card.

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