Everything you need to know about the changes at Fell Foot
Fell Foot is currently undergoing vital conservation and maintenance work. We’re working hard to get the work done quickly so that our visitors can enjoy everything the site has to offer as soon as possible. Here's everything you need to know about what we're doing and how it affects you.
What are we changing?
We are restoring the historic boat house complex and arboretum with funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund, improving access to the waterfront, and installing new pathways. In addition we are building new sporting facilities on site with funding from Sport England.
At the moment, this means there are lots of odd-jobs for us to do which unfortunately means we aren’t able to open as usual. This includes installing heating to the boathouse shop and café, a brand new ground source heat pump system, a new till system and a brand new sewage system.
What does this mean for visitors?
The outdoor site is open as usual but the café and shop will remain closed until Saturday 24th March, when we will open everything for the Easter Holidays. Please check the opening times for more information.
We have also had to close our much loved play area for now, but the toddler play area and wild play area remain open.
When will visitors be able to enjoy the new facilities?
The café and shop will be open as usual from Saturday 24th March.
You can bring the whole family along to our Outdoor Festival on 12th and 13th May. You will get a sneak preview of the brand new Active Base and have the chance to try out different sports throughout the weekend.
All the new facilities will officially open on 21st June.
We will continue to charge for car parking throughout the year, to support the operation and conservation of the site. This enables us to continue looking after Fell Foot, forever, for everyone. Find out more about National Trust car parking.