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Car-free offer: 10% off in shop *

How to get toBrockholecar-free

COVID-19 advice

Brockhole is currently closed until further notice. For news of future reopening please see website.

Step-by-step directions

Please check current advice before travelling

How to get to Brockhole car-free:

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

Train times and tickets

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

  • Bus times from:
    Windermere Rail Station

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

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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.
  • Chocolate layered dessert at Brockhole

Plan your door-to-door journey

Please check current advice before travelling

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
  • 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.
  • Chocolate layered dessert at Brockhole
Bike routes

National 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

Visit car-free in 2020!