MV Tern with a backdrop of autumnal coloured trees

Walking boots and a boat - the best way to enjoy Windermere’s autumn beauty

Published: 13th October 2021
Categories: Media Release

Visitors and Lake District residents are being urged to witness the autumn splendour of Windermere by boarding a cruise vessel and bringing their walking boots along too!

One of the best ways to experience the seasonal splendour of England’s longest lake is to use a Walker’s Ticket from Windermere Lake Cruises and glide past multi-coloured trees and landscapes before enjoying a beautiful stroll along the wooded shoreline.

And thanks to the Local Residents’ Discount Card, from October 1st, people living in Northern Lancashire and Cumbria can now get the Walker’s Ticket – and all other scheduled cruise tickets - at half price.

A family stroll along the quiet western shore of Lake Windermere in autumn.

The Walker’s Ticket combines two boat cruises and a beautiful four-mile stroll along Windermere’s quieter western shore. Walkers then return to the start point by taking a short passenger trip on the Windermere Car Ferry.

A modern launch heads out to Wray Castle Pier - the start of the Windermere Walkers Ticket

Jennifer Cormack, Sales and Marketing Director at Windermere Lake Cruises, says; “Many of our boat masters, who see Windermere throughout the year, say Autumn is one of the most beautiful times – and I agree with them. I think the array of colours on display at this time of the year is just spectacular.

“The Local Residents’ Discount Card means that from October 1 people with an LA or CA postcode can buy cruise tickets with a 50 per cent discount so this is a great time to get out and enjoy a cruise and to see our beautiful autumnal landscapes. An autumn cruise really reminds you just how lucky we are to live in such a beautiful place.”

Autumn colours along the western shore of Windermere

Local Residents’ Discount Cards are free to anyone living in CA or LA postcode areas, which cover the whole of Cumbria and a large area of North Lancashire. Lancaster University and University of Cumbria students are also eligible to apply, by presenting their students union card.

To apply for a Local Residents’ Discount Card you can sign up online here . MyCumbria Card holders can also benefit from the same offers. The 50 per cent discount on all scheduled Windermere Lake Cruises trips runs until April 30 next year. The Walker’s Ticket is available until the end of October.

Visitors to the popular Lakeland Motor Museum can also benefit from reduced entry fees by applying for the Local Residents’ Discount Card.

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