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Cycle Event, Sat 22 Jul - Sat 19 Aug 2017

HSBC Guided Ride - Windermere Shore by bike & Boat

HSBC Guided Ride - Windermere Shore by bike & Boat

Details

A guided cycle ride and a sail on Lake Windermere on the unique Bike Boat. We explore the quiet west shore led by British Cycling-trained leaders and cycle along traffic-free cycleways to Wray Castle. Here there is a café and beautiful grounds to explore. We then return along the lake shore for the return sail to Brockhole.

The 6 mile ride is ideal for families and those who wish to give cycling a go without the hassle of traffic. There is no minimum age but under five’s should be in a child seat or trailer.

To book your place, please visit the website. Search for rides from Windermere where you will find full details.

Bikes hire is available for a charge from Brockhole bike hire, tel 07919881622. Book at least 24 hours in advance. State hire is for HSBC UK Ride.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (with charge)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcome

Good facilities whatever the weather, with plenty to do indoors and outdoors. Indoor play and learn for the under 5's, exhibitions, adventure playground, boat and bike hire, mini golf and boat trips with Windermere Lake Cruises.

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 22 Jul - Sat 19 Aug 2017 10:15 to 15:00

Prices

Charge for bike boat tickets: Adult £5.50 Child £3.30 Family £15.60

Address

Brockhole,
Windermere,
Cumbria,
LA23 1LJ

Directions

By Bus: It is easy to get to Brockhole by bus. Both the 599 open top service and the 555 bus provide regular services between Bowness and Grasmere, so why not sit back and enjoy the view? The 555 runs between Keswick, Grasmere, Windermere and Kendal. The bus stops outside the entrance.

By Boat: The Jetty at Brockhole offers links with Windermere Lake Crusies to Bowness, Ambleside and Wray Castle. We're on the Green Cruise – circular trip from Brockhole visiting Waterhead and Wray Castle then returning to Brockhole. And the Red Cruise – circular request trip from Brockhole visiting Waterhead, Bowness and returning.

By Train: The nearest railway station is Windermere, some two miles south of Brockhole, offering train services to Kendal and Oxenholme . A bus (555 or 559), bike or taxi would then be needed for the final link of the journey.

By Bike: There is a cycle path along some stretches of the A592 road between Windermere and Brockhole mainly recommended for experienced bikers. The 800 Bike Bus (Windermere to Haverthwaite) stops nearby and can carry up to 12 bikes.

On Foot: There is a footway all along the A592 between Windermere and Brockhole. Plus bridleways descend from the hills to the east near the site if you fancy the scenic route. Visit the National Trust website for detail sof walks.

By Car: Conveniently located on A591 between Windermere and Ambleside.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 2 miles from Windermere station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome

Good facilities whatever the weather, with plenty to do indoors and outdoors. Indoor play and learn for the under 5's, exhibitions, adventure playground, boat and bike hire, mini golf and boat trips with Windermere Lake Cruises.

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