Safer Lakes.

Please help protect our communities, observe social distancing and stay safe.

Check car parks and toilets across the Lake District National Park

See lakedistrict.gov.uk/coronavirus for latest coronavirus rules across the National Park and our services.

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Cyclists going on Windermere ferry - copyright Charlie Hedley

Cycling around Windermere

The hills and fells around Windermere provide great cycling country. The western shore of the lake is particularly good for bikes.

Family-friendly cycle fun

Cross to the western shore on the Windermere car ferry and cycle by the lake shore track to Wray Castle. Suitable for young children.

Skelwith Bridge to Elterwater. Follow the track through the woods and past Elterwater to the village. Suitable for young children.

Grizedale forest - mountain bike fun on forest trails for the whole family.

Cross Lakes Experience%

Cross Lakes Experience

Update: Closed for the 2020 season

Combine boat and coach ticket to travel from Bowness-on-Windermere across lake Windermere to Hill Top and Hawkshead. With cycle and walking routes to complete a full day exploring!

View routes and timetable

Bike hire in Windermere

Need more help? Pop in to Bowness Bay Information Centre

Waterfront at Bowness Bay

We can help you with booking accommodation, tickets or attractions. See us on the south side of Bowness Bay, home to Bowness Information Centre.