The Lake District offer many towns and villages to explore, whether nestled in valleys, on the side of a lake or along the coastline. At 885 square miles the Lake District is England’s largest national park just waiting to be explored.
Ambleside is full of charm; most of the town is built with local green slate. The fells around offer excellent walking for all abilities.
Windermere is just south of Ambleside and sites on the shore of the great lake Windermere. It is a popular tourist center and is surrounded by easily reached vantage points that give glorious views of the countryside and lake.
Lake Windermere has 14 islands and is more than 10 miles long. Belle Isle one of the islands is privately owned and covers 30 acres.
There are numerous attractions at the lakeside. Why not hop aboard one of the Windermere Lake Cruise boats for a tour of the lake giving breathtaking views. Alternatively, catch the ferry to Fell Foot Park on the far shores of Lake Windermere. The National Trust’s Fell Foot Country Park, offers 18 acres of lawn and trees that stretch down to the water’s edge. This is the perfect place to relax, picnic and take it easy. Just north of Windermere town is Bowness-on-Windermere here you can hire your own rowboat and discover the lake at your leisure.