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Travel Information

Lots of people choose to leave their car parked at their cottage and get around by bus or train, the bus ‘Explorer ticket’ is really good value for getting around. Here’s a selection of travel information links to plan your journey.

Bus Timetables

Cumbria County Council – Bus Timetable Guide - here you'll find bus timetables for the whole of Cumbria, follow links for South Lakeland area for the region we're based in.

  • 516 Old Dungeon Ghyll to Ambleside
  • 555/6 Keswick to Lancaster
  • 505 Ambleside to Coniston

Train Timetables

Trains run between Windermere, Kendal and Oxenholme approx every 20 minutes. The times vary too much to list here.

A train service operates from Manchester Airport direct to Winderemere also, several times a day.


We have a selection of lap maps and postcards for sale from our office. We also sell Bill Birketts new book ‘Walk Ambleside, Rydal and Grasmere’ and his other latest book ‘Walks the Langdales’, both available for £9.95

Walks & Climbs

A couple of ‘Walks from Elterwater’ can be viewed here, or for something more challenging, here