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LOCAL AREA   >   LAKE DISTRICT   >   TRANSPORT


By road...


By water...

Coniston Launch
These solar-electric launches provide a low-pollution alternative for the discerning visitor. Coniston Launch serves 7 jetties around Coniston Water offering a great service to walkers, cyclists, those visiting Brantwood or just requiring a gentle cruise in good company. They also run special interest cruises including “Swallows & Amazons” and “Campbell’s on Coniston”. Private charter is available for groups and you can combine this with a visit to Brantwood.

Ullswater Steamers
Ullswater Steamers have enjoyed over 150 years of sailing on one of England's most beautiful lakes. Referred to as the 'Dark Lake' in Arthurian legend, you can set sail on Ullswater on a voyage of discovery. For centuries this landscape has influenced famous poets and writers such as William Wordsworth. It is a valley with a rich biodiversity of wildlife whose ancient woodlands and fells provide breeding habitats for some of our rare species such as red deer, red squirrels and goosanders. The steamers create the perfect opportunity to combine a cruise with some of the most famous and spectacular countryside in the Lake District.

Windermere Ferry
The Windermere Ferry service is provided by the Highways Department of Cumbria County Council. The ferry runs between Ferry Nab near Bowness and Ferry House, Far Sawrey, on the other side of the lake. Unlike any other ferry in the Lake District, the Windermere Ferry can take cars as well as foot passengers. It runs all year except for Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Windermere Lake Cruises
Enjoy some of the Lake District’s most beautiful scenery courtesy of Windermere Lake Cruises. It takes three hours to sail around the whole lake. A freedom ticket allows unlimited travel on all scheduled launch and steamer services sailing between Bowness, Ambleside and Lakeside, and on island cruises from Bowness, circular cruises from Lakeside, the Fell Foot ferry and the Brockhole service from Ambleside. Individual and family tickets are available.


Or for something different...

Lakeland Segway
Get a guided tour with a difference! Lakeland Segway is one of a limited number of Segway Authorized tour operators in the whole of the UK and offers unique guided tours in the heart of the Lake District on a Segway personal transporter. You can explore the grounds immediately around Graythwaite Hall or go on an adventure taking your Segway through forest tracks and exploring private expanses of the western shores of Windermere.


 


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