On the water

Experience the Lakes on the water

Fell foot – experience the views © NTPL/Brian & Nina Chapple

Fell foot – experience the views

What better way to experience the Lake District than with a duck’s eye view from the lake? Between April and October, you can hire one of our four-seater rowing boats and spend a relaxing hour or two exploring Lake Windermere and the River Leven. Take in the beauty of the lake and enjoy uninterrupted views of the surrounding fells.

Rowing boat hire

Enjoy some time on the water © Paul Harris NTPL

April–October, 11am–4.30pm daily (weather permitting)


  • 2 people: per half hr £10 / per hr £14.50
  • 3 people: per half hr £11 / per hr £16.50
  • 4 people: per half hr £12 / per hr £18.50

Boat launching and bring your own

Fell Foot view of lake with jetty and boats © National Trust

Fell Foot is one of few places on Lake Windermere with public boat launching facilities.

  • Day launch pass for boats up to 20ft, £20
  • Day launch pass for boats over 20ft, £28
  • Overnight jetty space (5pm–10am) £23 (please pre-book)


Lake Cruises and our friends on 't'other side

From Fell Foot you can take the ferry across to Lakeside, where you'll find the southern terminus of Windermere Lake Cruises and the access point for steamers up the lake. There's also The Lakeside and Haverthwaite Steam Railway and The Aquarium of the Lakes, and the Lakeside Hotel. Ferries run every half hour, 10.10am to 5.10pm (except in winter). You can take 30-minute mini cruises around the southern end of the lake at 1.10 and 3.10pm.