Car-free tours

How to get toHidden Lakelandcar-free

Visit Hidden Lakeland car-free

Visit by bus for just £2 each way. Most buses in England are offering £2 Single Fares until 31st December 2024. Our journey planner will show you if your route is included, or you can find a full list of participating operators and routes here.

These bespoke tours start from an agreed point, often from a train or bus station in Windermere, Kendal or Oxenholme. You can use the journey planner above to find train and bus times to the start of your tour.

There are regular trains to Windermere, in the heart of the Lakes, from Manchester Airport, Manchester Piccadilly, Lancaster and Oxenholme. Oxenholme has direct trains from Edinburgh, Glasgow Central, London Euston and Manchester Airport.

When you travel by train to Windermere, a Windermere PlusBus ticket gives you unlimited bus travel in selected areas of Bowness-on-Windermere, Troutbeck Bridge, Waterhead, Ambleside and Grasmere. A Kendal and Oxenholme PlusBus ticket gets you around the area as far as Burneside.

Windermere also has some scenic buses from outside the railway station heading all over the Lakes. These include regular bus 555, which runs all the way to Keswick via Ambleside and Grasmere, and bus 599  (frequent) from Windermere to Bowness and Kendal.

Use our journey planner to get the best route from where you are.

Cyclists welcome - plan your route here

Good value tours via public transport

Here’s some information on accessibility on buses and trains.

About Hidden Lakeland

Tracey Gannon shares her love of the English Lakes and the poetry they inspired, introducing visitors to the area’s natural and cultural beauty.

For any queries about visiting contact Hidden Lakeland on 01539 277075 or

Address: Hidden Lakeland, Kendal. Visit Website