Lake Windermere

Lake Windermere is the largest natural lake in England and a popular destination for many of our residents. Some things you can do at Lake Windermere include:

  • Boating: Lake Windermere is a popular spot for boating, with several companies offering boat tours, ferry rides, and boat rentals. Visitors can take a leisurely cruise on a traditional steamboat or a more fast-paced ride on a speedboat.
  • Watersports: Lake Windermere is also a popular spot for watersports, such as sailing, windsurfing, and kayaking.
  • Hiking and walking: The lake is surrounded by beautiful scenery, including hills and forests, and there are many hiking and walking trails that provide stunning views of the lake and its surroundings.
  • Fishing: The lake is home to a variety of fish, including pike, perch, and trout, and fishing is allowed with a permit.
  • Bowness-on-Windermere: A beautiful town located on the lake’s eastern shore, it offers a variety of things to do, such as shopping, dining, and entertainment.
  • The World of Beatrix Potter: an attraction that brings the tales of Beatrix Potter to life with interactive exhibits, live animation and a beautiful Peter Rabbit garden.
  • Hill Top: The house of Beatrix Potter, writer and illustrator of many children’s books and also a farmer, she bought the house in 1905 and it is now open to visitors to see how she lived and worked.
  • Steamers and vintage boats: Visitors can also take a trip on one of the vintage steamers or boats which are operated on the lake.

Overall, Lake Windermere offers a wide range of activities for visitors of all ages and interests, from relaxing boat rides to more active pursuits like hiking and watersports.

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