Lake District Walking Festival at Brockhole - Lake District Visitor Centre
Last year's inaugural Walk For All Lake District Walking Festival welcomed hundreds of walkers across the three routes, for a fantastic day around Windermere. Owing to the success of the first year of the event we are delighted to announce the Lake District Walking Festival is back and promises to be bigger and better than 2012. With 3 distances to choose from, all our walks offer experienced and non-experienced walkers the chance to discover the Lake District's natural beauty.
We are also excited to announce that the 18 mile walk will now be 22 miles, providing more of a challenge for those who feel they can tackle more mileage. The route will follow a similar path to 2012's 18 mile route, however before arriving at Ambleside it takes in the climb of Loughrigg Fell and the sublime views across Windermere and Elterwater. All the routes then finish back at Brockhole, where we plan to create a hive of activity at the Visitor Centre, before catching the ferry back on the beautiful Windermere.
Please visit the website for more information.
Prices vary depending on distance of walk. Ranging from £5 per person to £20 per person. Group discounts are available in addition to package extras such as breakfast/pack lunch, printed walkers guides and t-shirts.
Please see the website for further details.
|Sun 8 Sep 2013|
|Notes||Depending on which walk: 22 mile starts at Lakeside Aquarium - 06:00
13 miles starts at The Glebe - 09:00
4.5 mile starts at Brockhole - 10:00
ContactJane Tomlinson's For All Events
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VenueBrockhole - Lake District Visitor Centre
Brockhole, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 1LJ
Map reference: NY 389010 Lat: 54.40138 Long: -2.94189
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 gates.
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 Whinlatter) 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 (3.2 kms) from Windermere station
Good facilities whatever the weather, with plenty to do indoors and outdoors. We also have jetty to public launch on Windermere and popular adventure playground. Boat trips on Windermere Lake Cruises available. Canoe, kayak and sailing tuition/hire in the summer.