Facilities & access


  • Toilets - Ambleside Roman Fort and Stagshaw Gardens there are toilets at Waterhead car park (non-NT). For Cockshott point there are toilets at Glebe car park (non-NT). For Post Knott and Bridge House there are various town centre toilets. Toilets also at Millerground car park (non-NT)
  • Dogs are welcome; due to animals grazing please keep your dog on a lead and take any mess home with you
  • Eating - various refreshment outlets and cafes in Ambleside, Bowness and Windermere
  • Pubs - in the nearby villages of Ambleside, Bowness and Windermere
  • Information centre - at Bridge House

Family & children

  • Learning - facilities and events at St Catherine's Footprint Building, our new straw-bale eco-classroom
  • School groups are welcome by prior arrangement
  • Suitable learning for Key Stages 1, 2 and 3. We offer a range of cross-curricular learning sessions that get to the heart of sustainability and the environment


  • We have a range of access leaflets available at the Tourist Information Centres at Ambleside, Bowness and Windermere villages
  • Grounds - terrain is varied across the property
  • All-ability trail - at Cockshott Point leading from Glebe car park across the road
  • Pathways - Cockshott Point has very accessible, wide and level paths
  • Footprint Building - wheelchair accessible and has an accessible toilet, but please note that visits to the building are by appointment only
  • Audio available - enjoy bird songs and rustling leaves, bright bluebell displays in Skelghyll Woods in springtime and vivid autumnal colours throughout the property. Listen to the lake lapping against the shore and take in the amazing views and feeling of wide open space at Post Knott