When & Where
Daily from Bowness-on-Windermere & Windermere.
Official start point is Windermere Tourist Information Centre at 12:00hrs. Returning approx. 16:30
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A Lake Cruise on England’s largest Lake, Windermere.
Whats Not Included
Please Note: A minimum of 4 passengers is required for this tour to operate
We regret our tours are unsuitable for under 5's.
For more information please browse the Full Itinerary, Additional Information and the Route Map. If you would like a Daily Tour brochure or further information regarding our Beatrix Potter's Favourite Countryside Tour please contact us.
You start the afternoon by making your way from Bowness Bay towards Waterhead cruising on England’s largest Lake, Windermere. Sit back and enjoy the unrivalled views from the Lake towards the fell ranges beyond.
After arriving at Waterhead you make your way to Beatrix Potter’s Hill Top Farm, where she wrote many of her famous children’s stories in this 17th century cottage. You will have the opportunity to go into the house (additional charge and not open Fridays), explore the garden and visit the shop.
Continuing onto the medieval village of Hawkshead, you will have a little time to explore its many delightful features. There is plenty of photo opportunities as William Wordsworth old Grammar School is located here.
Onwards then, to the renowned beauty spot of Tarn Hows, which is one of the most photographed locations in the Lake District. Soak up the stunning views looking towards the mountains at Tarn Hows, before making your way back to Windermere.
This tour is a guided scenic mini-coach tour, but there are times when you will have the option to walk up to a few hundred metres to take in a view or point of interest.
You will stop briefly in Hawkshead, a small Lakeland village. There are a number of pubs, cafes and shops located here. Due to the limited time of the tour, this stop is not an official lunch stop.
We predominately cruise on Windermere. Please note we reserve the right to change this due to unforeseen circumstances outside our control.
Clothing & Footwear
We suggest you wear comfortable and sensible footwear, we also recommend bringing a light raincoat.
We are happy to accept assistance dogs only on this tour. Please contact us to advise us in advance.
Please Note: We regret our tours are unsuitable for under 5's.
For full terms and conditions please see here.
*Please note our route maps are a guide only