Lake Windermere

Boat hire

Boats can be hired from Waterhead, Low Wood, Bowness, Brockhole – The Lake District Visitor Centre and Fell Foot Park. These vary from rowing boats to sailing boats or self-drive motor boats.


Take to the water to truly experience Windermere. The many different options and tickets allow you to hop off, walk back or just sit back and watch the mountains, woodlands and islands unfold before you.


  • Windermere Canoe and Kayak on Ferry Nab Road, Bowness
  • Paddling on Lake Windermere leaflet by Adventure Capital.
  • Fishing

    Windermere has arctic charr, brown trout, pike, perch, roach and eels, salmon and sea trout.


    Follow in the footsteps, or rather wake, of Arthur Ransome’s “Swallows and Amazons” and take up dinghy sailing! These places offer courses:

  • Low Wood Watersports and Activity Centre
  • North Country Leisure on Windermere
  • For keeled yachts:

  • Ark Sailing
  • OB Sailing
  • Sailing Clubs

  • Lake District Boat Club
  • Royal Windermere Yacht Club
  • South Windermere Sailing Club
  • Waterskiing and Powerboating

  • English Lakes Hotels – watersports
  • Ferry

    A car ferry links Ferry Nab on the eastern shore of Windermere with Ferry House, Far Sawrey on the west.


    Category: Tourist Attraction

    Address: Bowness-on-Windermere, LA23 3JQ

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