Getting toBrockholecar-free

1 At a glance

  • Train to Windermere
  • 5 minute bus ride to Brockhole

2 Step-by-step

Trains to Windermere run regularly from Oxenholme Lake District, with connections from London, Birmingham, Manchester and Scotland National Rail

Buses to Brockhole leave frequently from the station. Stagecoach 599 (open top), 555 and 505 take about 5-minutes to reach Brockhole.

  • Live bus times:
    Windermere Rail Station

It's a 3-minute walk from the bus stop to Brockhole visitor centre - see map

You can also arrive at Brockhole by boat from Ambleside or Bowness with Windermere Lake Cruises

About Brockhole

Set in lakeside gardens on the shores of Lake Windermere, Brockhole is a great place to begin your visit to the Lake District.

You can hire bikes, take a cruise on the lake from the jetty or relax in the gardens and cafe. For the adventurous there are all sorts of outdoor activities to choose from, including kayaking, tree-top nets, pony rides, trails and adventure playground.

  • County: Cumbria
  • Address: Brockhole on Windermere, Windermere LA23 1LJ
  • Refreshments: Café, restaurant and refreshment cabins
  • Car-free offer: 10% off in Brockhole shop with bus ticket. Free Bike Boat ticket when you hire a bike at Brockhole.

3 Plan your car-free journey

Reverse Route

About Brockhole

Set in lakeside gardens on the shores of Lake Windermere, Brockhole is a great place to begin your visit to the Lake District.

You can hire bikes, take a cruise on the lake from the jetty or relax in the gardens and cafe. For the adventurous there are all sorts of outdoor activities to choose from, including kayaking, tree-top nets, pony rides, trails and adventure playground.

  • County: Cumbria
  • Nearest town: Kendal
  • Refreshments: Café, restaurant and refreshment cabins
  • Car-free offer: 10% off in Brockhole shop with bus ticket. Free Bike Boat ticket when you hire a bike at Brockhole.
Bike routes

NCN Route 6 passes through Windermere, from where it is a 2 mile cycle to Brockhole – here’s the route. You can hire bikes from Windermere station or Brockhole and in summer there’s a special Bike Boat.

Taxi numbers

There is a taxi rank at Windermere station the fare to Brockhole is about £7.

Handy Tips

There’s a handy guide to all the Stagecoach Lake District buses. You can save with a Group ticket on the bus (for up to 5 people).

New restaurant The Gaddum now open.

Look out for the Good Journey Mark – where car-free visitors are welcome and enjoy a discount