Things to do around Windermere

England's largest lake and its surrounding area is packed with loads of things to do! Get on the water, try walking and hiking, or what about cycling?

There is a great programme of Events and guided walks on offer, many of them free.

Here are some more suggestions for what you can do in and around Windermere, whatever the weather.

Activities around Windermere

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Activities for the disabled

Including abseiling, rock climbing, archery

Bendrigg Trust Residential Centre

Adventure days

Pleasure in Leisure - 015395 35999

R and L Adventures - 015394 45104 The Byre, Knotts Farm, Patterdale Road, Windermere

Balloon flights

High Adventure Balloon Flights - 01539 47599 c/o RM Travel, Rayrigg Road, Bowness-on-Windermere


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Royalty Cinema in Bowness

Zeffirellis Cinema in Ambleside




Check out Cycling around Windermere for details.


Beckside Golf Course - 01539 821415 at Ellerbeck Farm, Crook

Windermere Golf Club - 015394 43123 (club) and 015394 3550 (professional) at Cleabarrow, Windermere

Crazy Golf and Pitch and Putt

Glebe Recreation Ground at Bowness - 015394 45926

White Platts at Ambleside - 01539 432074


Rydal Farm in Ambleside - 015394 34131


A tradition Lakeland pastime, where hounds chase a scent trail -


Great Tower National Scout Camp - 01995 61336


Check out On the water around Windermere.


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Steam railway

Lakeside and Haverthwaite


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. Find out more top tips on our Swimming page.

Treetop Trek Aerial Adventure

Adventurer flying through the air on Treetop Trek

Enjoy rope bridges, wobbling logs and zip wires. Between Windermere and Ambleside.

More on Treetop Trek and book


Check out Walking and hiking around Windermere.

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