England's largest lake and its surrounding area is packed with loads of things to do, whatever the weather and however active or relaxed you want to be.
The best way to really enjoy Winderemere is to get on the lake. From cruise boats, to motor boats, rowing, kayaking and canoeing, paddleboards, sailing and swimming, find out how and where to get on the water.
The Windermere area has short easy-access walks, to longer routes and some classic Lake District summits with views over the lake.
The western shore of Windermere, and Grizedale forest, are particularly good for family-friendly cycling.
Here are some more suggestions for what you can do in and around Windermere, whatever the weather.
Bendrigg Trust Residential Centre including abseiling, rock climbing, archery
Pleasure in Leisure - 015395 35999
R and L Adventures - 015394 45104 The Byre, Knotts Farm, Patterdale Road, Windermere
High Adventure Balloon Flights - 01539 47599 c/o RM Travel, Rayrigg Road, Bowness-on-Windermere
Royalty Cinema in Bowness
Zeffirellis Cinema in Ambleside
Beckside Golf Course - 01539 821415 at Ellerbeck Farm, Crook
Windermere Golf Club - 015394 43123 (club) and 015394 3550 (professional) at Cleabarrow, Windermere
Glebe Recreation Ground at Bowness - 015394 45926
White Platts at Ambleside - 01539 432074
Rydal Farm in Ambleside - 015394 34131
Great Tower National Scout Camp - 01995 61336
There are three sites - Fellfoot, Millerground and Lakeside - that are designated bathing waters under the Bathing Water Directive. These sites are regularly monitored for amenity and public health reasons.
Please supervise children at all times as the deeper waters of Windermere are very cold, even in summer! Find out more top tips on our Swimming page.
Enjoy rope bridges, wobbling logs and zip wires. Between Windermere and Ambleside.More on Treetop Trek and book
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