Fell Foot was a typical late Victorian garden of rhododendrons, oaks and pines and, although the house that it once surrounded has long since been demolished, the National Trust is undertaking a programme to restore it to its former glory. Sadly the rhododendrons have been removed due to plant disease.
The attractive seven hectare grounds are open throughout the year for you and your family to enjoy. It is a sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of modern life and its lawns offer a place where families can relax, picnic and play in safety.
Regular ferry sailings from Fell Foot to Lakeside (just across the bottom end of Windermere), connect with the steam trains of the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway.
The Aquarium of the Lakes is situated at Lakeside Station, and there is a restaurant on the Pier with panoramic views of Windermere.
Rowing boats may be hired from near the tea room. There is a shop offering a wide range of National Trust gifts, as well as locally produced items. The tea room offers light lunches, teas and coffees. The tearoom, shop and row boats are open from March/April until the end of October. See the website link below for opening times.
Fell Foot is a great place to experience the outdoors, swim, paddle and boating, as well as for picnics, barbecues and playing. There is also a Discovery Cottage with interactive activities for kids to keep them entertained come rain or shine.
Newby Bridge, LA12 8NN. Tel 015395 31273
Related Links : National Trust handbook entry
Grid Ref : SD 383870