itinerary ideas for a great day out...
If you are looking to plan a day out in the Lake District and Cumbria but are not sure what to do why not browse our pre-made itinerary suggestions. .
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If your thinking of really being carbon conscious, why not try these itinerary's.
Take a train journey on the famous Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway. Hard working steam trains haul trains on this steeply graded railway. Comfortable coaching ensures passengers have a pleasant and leisurely journey through contrasting lake and river scenes of the Leven Valley. Trains run from April through to the end of October.
Windermere Lake Cruises, Bowness
Windermere Lake Cruises trace their origins back to Victorian days, steamers and launches carry over 1.35 million visitors each year. The steamers have saloons, promenade decks, teashops and licensed bars. A fleet of passenger launches supplement the service. Boats operate an extensive route network linking the main settlements. A popular outing is the 45-minute Islands Cruise from Bowness, which passes wooded islands and secluded bays. A 40-minute trip from Ambleside offers free entry to the Lake District Visitor centre at Brockhole with its exhibitions, playgrounds, gardens and restaurant.
The main cruise operates daily throughout the year between Ambleside, Bowness and Lakeside, except christmas day, this takes 3 hours but passengers may get on and off the vessel, if they wish, to sample the delights of the steam railway, aquarium, the world of Beatrix Potter attraction, Ambleside museum and the little towns and villages around the lake.
Parking facilities for cars and coaches are provided at or near main piers. Private charter cruises can be pre-booked for groups. Other activities include wine and lunch cruises and jazz/buffet cruises.
Group, charter and education brochures are available on request. Printed information is available in Bengali, Gujurati, Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu, Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, German and French.
Park your car at either Lakeside, Bowness or Ambleside and Ride by boat for the day!
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VenueWindermere Lake Cruises, Bowness
The Promenade, Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 3HQ
Map reference: SD 401967
Lat: 54.36229 Long: -2.92331
To Bowness and Ambleside, follow A591.
Parking : with charge
Public Transport : 1 mile from Windermere station
Adjacent to main promenade, park and town shopping and entertainment facilities. Large coach park and car parking facilities. Corporate hositality can be provided on a boat if pre-booked. Rowing boats and self-drive motorboats can be hired in the main season.