Transport

Windermere Lake Cruises Check times of sailings Tel:015394 43360.

Ferry The ferry normally runs from dawn to dusk but can be suspended during severe weather and for essential maintenance. Check before you set out - Traveline:0871 200 22 33. Or check the webcam at Lake Windermere Ferry Crossing

Buses Buses run reduced timetables during the winter months. Check before you set out - Traveline:0871 200 22 33.

The Trainline Make your rail transport bookings online.

First Transpennine Express Local rail services including trains to Windermere.


Weather

Met Office The Met office Website.

MWIS Mountain Weather Information Service. Generally more informative about conditions on the tops.


Lakeland

Lake District National Park The National Park Authority website.

Mountain Bike Cumbria Primarily a mountain bike site but also lots of useful information about the Lake District.

Go Lakes Walking, climbing, mountaineering, road cycling, mountain biking, sailing, canoeing, kayaking - the list goes on! It's all here in the Lake District and Cumbria. This site has all the info.

Striding Edge a website dedicated to fellwalking in the English Lake District which is regularly updated and aims to capture the beauty and moods of this wonderful landscape.

Cumbria Directory Web directory for Cumbrian events, businesses and locations.

Pictures of Windermere Exploring the historic and picturesque parts of England.


Walking

Ramblers' Association Representing the interests of all walkers in the outdoors. Campaigning for the upkeep of rights of way and access to the countryside.

National Trails The UK's official long distance trails site.

Long Distance Walkers Association Details of all the UK's long distance trails.

The Dales Way The Dales Way is a long distance footpath of about 80 miles (129 km) situated in the north of England and running from Ilkley to Bowness-on-Windermere.

My Walking Guide Guidebooks and more covering The Dales Way and The Cumbrian Way.

The Southern Upland Way information and advice on all aspects of the Southern Upland Way, Scotland's longest and arguably most dramatic and unspoiled Long Distance Route.

Walking Forum A website for discussing all aspects of country walking & hiking in the UK with boards for general chat, gear, photography, and all the popular UK walking destinations.

Mountain Freedom Guiding Services Walking, climbing and guiding in Scotland and further afield.


Accommodation

Sykes Windermere Cottages Stunning self catering holiday cottages in and around Windermere.

Holidaycottages.co.uk Great selection of holiday cottages in the Windermere area.

Lakeland Hideaways Holiday cottages all around the south lakes.

Youth Hostels Association Budget accommodation for all ages.

Elterwater Hostel Highly recommended independent Hostel in a great location.

Lake District hotels - A choice of five luxury family-owned hotels in the Lake District

Lingmoor Guest House - Very handy for Windermere village and station.

campsites.co.uk - Comprehensive guide to campsites in the Windermere area and beyond.