The Longest Day – Lakes and Mountains Viewpoints – Part 1

Hi, The title is a reference to the thirteen hours or so of sightseeing we did on the middle day of the holiday. We travelled to Lakeside again on minor roads from our caravan, then picked up the A592 and followed the east shore of Windermere. This road took us through Bowness and Windermere towns, already…

Windermere Boat Pass – The Sixth And Last Boat

Hi, Returning to Bowness from our ‘Islands Cruise’, you can appreciate why this town receives the most tourists of anywhere in the Lake District. The number of people in this small town can be overwhelming. Picture from – http://www.visitcumbria.com/amb/bowness-on-windermere/ If the bustle of Bowness is too much, then take a walk up Brant Fell nearby. http://www.windermere-walks.co.uk/walks/brantfell.html http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g190820-d3179534-Reviews-Brant_Fell_Above_the_Bustle-Bowness_on_Windermere_Lake_District_Cumbria_England.html Image…

Newslash August – Summer Days Out – Something Different

Hi, As the title of this post suggests, a day trip with a difference is on offer and not far away too. Anyone who has travelled to Portsmouth may be aware of the distinctive green liveried Gosport ferry, that sails from Portsmouth Harbour rail station. This ferry company also runs day trips to various locations in and…

Windermere Islands Cruise – Boats Numbers Four And Five

Hi, In the image below you can see the Ferry House to Ferry Nab near Bowness ferry behind the ‘Teal’ boat.  We were very impatient when we completed our West bank walks in the previous post, we paid fifty pence each for the ferry, rather than wait for the free connection to Bowness. We did not realise that a…

Freedom of the Lakes Boat Pass – Boats Two and Three

Hi, Continuing on our ‘Freedom of the Lakes’ day out, we joined the queue for the ‘Swan’. This boat was sailing to Ambleside (Waterhead Pier), where we would pick up a connecting launch to Wray Castle. From Lakeside to Wray Castle on three boats took 1 hour 50 minutes, including two connections where we waited a total of 25 minutes. If you want…

Windermere – Freedom of the Lakes Boat Pass – Boat number one

Hi, After all the driving and walking of our first day, we decided to just cruise around Windermere and relax. We were near to Lakeside ferry pier, so started our journey from there on the ‘Teal’ to Bowness-on-Windermere. We bought our ‘Freedom of the Lake’ ticket at Lakeside Pier for £18.50. Although on Fridays the…