POSTED ON October 15th, 2019
A cruise on Lake Windermere with Windermere Lake Cruises is an ideal way to wind away a few hours while staying with us at Nanny Brow. Don’t forget to ask us for our “Best Wishes from Nanny Brow” guest discount voucher.
A fascinating history of passage on the lake can be read on Windermere Lake Cruises website at www.windermere-lakecruises.co.uk. In brief the lake is the largest natural lake in England being 10.5 miles long one mile wide at its widest point and 200 feet deep in places.
The lake is subject to a public right of navigation and in centuries past supported commercial traffic associated with slate and copper mining, timber, wool and fishing. Linking Ambleside, Bowness, the Hawkshead Ferry and Newby Bridge.
Today the many boats operated by Windermere Lake Cruises are for recreational and tourism use, still linking Ambleside, Wray Castle, Brockhole, Hawkshead ferry, Bowness and Newby bridge.
They offer Lake Cruises from 45 minutes to 3 hours or the ultimate freedom of the lake which gives 24-hour pass on the lake.
No matter what time of year you decide to cruise on the lake you will always receive a warm Cumbrian welcome from the cruise staff and useful information about the stunning scenery, mountain views, secluded bays and wooded islands. Don’t forget that there is a path from Wray Castle along along the shore of Windermere to Ferry Nab where the Hawkshead chain ferry crosses the lake to Bowness.