Bowness / Windermere Ferry :

Bowness-on-Windermere / Far Sawrey

South Lakes
The Windermere Ferry is the only ferry in the Lake District that takes cars as well as foot passengers and cyclists. (For foot-passenger-only boats on Windermere and other lakes see Lake Cruises and Boat Trips)
image of the bowness windermere ferry
It runs all year except for Christmas and Boxing day, and takes about 10 minutes to cross the centre of Windermere from Ferry Nab just south of Bowness to Ferry House at Far Sawrey. The service is run by the Highways Dept of Cumbria County Council.
Following major service disruption in 2018 the ferry service has now been resumed.
However Cumbria County Council have announced that it will be out of service for three weeks from Monday the 4th of March 2019. This is for its five-yearly inspection and refit. It is anticipated that services will resume from Saturday, March the 30th 2019. Note: normal service has now resumed.
Please check this link for times and fares- Timetable & Fares (external link). February 2019

image of a car ferry on lake windermere

image of the ferry on windermere


Related Links:  Wikipedia – Lake Windermere
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