No-one should visit Windermere without experiencing its magnificent and tranquil expanse on the water itself. Thankfully, you have lots of options, ranging from the seclusion and calm of a two-person rowing boat to a more organised tour on one of the lake’s many steamers.
We’re not called a Lake Windermere Hotel for nothing. Just under a mile from Hillthwaite House is the charming and idyllic Bowness Pier, where you can take a boat trip at pretty much anytime of the day, including in the evening. A sunset cruise on Lake Windermere should be one of the things on your bucket-list, for sure! There is a fleet of charming and rustic craft to choose from, some featuring food, drink and live music.
For those who would prefer to navigate Windermere on their own, there is a wide range of self-drive and rowing boats available. Using muscle-power alone, you can pay as little as £13 for two of you, and the lazier, noisier option starts at less than £20 for a couple.
Larger self-drive craft include a sliding-roof cabin cruiser, which will get you and up to 7 friends anywhere on the lake in comfort and style.
If getting there is just as important as the journey itself, why not take the ferry to the delightful Fell Foot park, where you’ll find a picnic area and outstanding natural beauty?
Windermere Lake Cruises can even provide tickets for walkers and bike riders to combine their pastimes with fun times on the water.
Whatever you do, don’t miss Lake Windermere and all its attractions.
Visit the Windermere Lake Cruise website.