Things to do 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!

Enjoy a tranquil walk or run

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.


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. Rowboat hire (between 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

National Trust Rowboat hire

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

Take a look at the outdoor activity providers who operate from Fell Foot

Kayak and Stand Up Paddle-board Hire with Total Adventure

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. If you don't have your own, never fear, Total Adventure are happy to supply you with a craft during weekends and throughout the school holidays (everyday from 14 July - 2 September).To avoid disappointment, book online via the link below or book on the day (this is dependent on the weather and availability).

Check their website for details.

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

Open Water Swimming with 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 with Nics Nordic Walks

Nordic Walking is a perfect activity for all the family, or escape for an hour to have a go on your own! 45 Minute tasters are available at Fell Foot on Friday afternoons, starting in the main car park at 2pm for just £5.

For more information and to book a session please visit

Nordic walking at Fell Foot

Adventure days and team building with 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 25 years, and are pleased to be supporting the National Trust by offering introductory canoeing sessions at Fell Foot    Contact us -  015395 35030

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Canoers at Fell Foot, Lake District
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Stomp! Buggy fitness for new parents with South Lakes Fitness

Join Ren from South Lakes Fitness and get back outdoors with her fabulous buggy fitness programme. If you have had your 12 week post-natal check up, then you are ready to sign up! A 6 week course costs only £30 and kickstarts your path back into fitness.

Get in touch with for more details


Outdoor Mindful Yoga with Spacious Minds

Every Monday afternoon from 1.30pm you can join Tracey on the House Lawn for some true relaxation. Not only great for relieving stress in a beautiful environment, but perfect for building up your fitness.

For more details get in tocuh with Tracey on

Yoga by the lakeshore at Fell Foot
Enjoy yoga at Fell Foot
Yoga by the lakeshore at Fell Foot


5k run route with parkun

Every Saturday morning Fell Foot hosts a very popular parkrun. Run by great volunteers, you can try to beat your personal best and enjoy the beauty of Fell Foot at the same time. This activity is free, however parking charges still apply to non-National Trust members. Please register your interest first via their website.

Fell Foot's parkrun, Cumbria
Fell Foot parkrun
Fell Foot's parkrun, Cumbria