Things to do at Fell Foot

Park run at Fell Foot

Whether you’re into running, walking, swimming or boating, there's always something to do at Fell Foot. Come and have a look around!

Running and walking

Around the park there is a fantastic run route that gives you a chance to explore all the best bits of the park and clock the views up the lake.

A tranquil and easy meadow walk will lead to the southern end of the park where it’s possible to admire wildflowers, butterflies and birds surrounded by the sounds of nature. South of the round lawn is the old arboretum where you can discover a variety of specimen trees.

Get fit with Parkrun

What better way to keep fit than taking part in this 5km timed run, jog or walk, organised by Parkrun, around our beautiful park with the stunning Lake Windermere as your backdrop? Join us on Saturdays at 9am.

Whether you're a keen club runner or you’d simply like to improve your health and fitness it's worth having a go. For all abilities and purely for your own enjoyment, it's entirely free; you just need to register first with Parkrun online.

On the water

Fancy a duck’s-eye view of the Lake District from Windermere itself? With easy lake access, the park is ideal for paddling, swimming and boating. Rowing boat hire (between 8 April and October),Lake cruises are just a few ways to make the most of our lakeside location.

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.

Relax on Lake Windermere from April to October
 Visitors in a boat at Fell Foot, Cumbria
Relax on Lake Windermere from April to October

Boat and canoe hire

If you want to take to the water, between 8 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. Boats can be hired from Boathouse Café.

Fell Foot is a brilliant place to bring your kayak or canoe and explore the southern end of Windermere, finding the quiet spots to rest and enjoy the beauty of the scenery or the abundance of wildlife. Canoe hire is available during the weekends and holidays.

Enjoy a fantastic paddle
Fell Foot canoe trail
Enjoy a fantastic paddle

Sleeker Swim

SleekerSwim have been running Swim Technique and Open Water courses since 2005 with a series of events and swim sportives held at Fell Foot this year, follow the link for more details:

Try wild swimming
Swimmers at Fell Foot, Windermere
Try wild swimming

Nordic Walking

Nordic Walking is a perfect activity for all the family, or escape for an hour to have a go on your own!  Free 45 Minute Tasters are available at Fell Foot on Friday mornings, starting in the main car park at 11am.

For more information and to book a session please visit

Nordic walking at Fell Foot
Nordic walking with Nic's Nordic Walks at Fell Foot
Nordic walking at Fell Foot

Mere Mountains

Run a range of outdoor learning and adventure programmes in and around the Lake District and hold an AALA Licence and LOtC badge. We have been providing canoeing on Lake Windermere for over 25years, and are pleased to be supporting the National Trust by offering introductory canoeing sessions at Fell Foot    Contact us -  015395 35030