If boarding the train at Haverthwaite, is there any public transport available that goes from Lakeside to Windemere then return? We want to do the steam train but also visit Windemere in one day, leaving the car at Haverthwaite if possible. Thanks.
not sure about buses as they can be infrequent
The train journey is only a short distance - about 4 miles or so - but travels slowly enough to take in the excellent views. You can leave your car there but there is a small parking fee. At Lakeside, the train station is actually on the quayside so an easy transfer onto the boat - even for invalids (which we are). The boats can take you to several points on the lake. The best trip is the full lake tour taking you to Bowness-on-Windermere first and then up to Ambleside. Stopping for a short time at both. You can get off at either and re-join the next tour later. Shorter trips are available. You'll notice that I've used the name Bowness. Many people believe they are in Windermere but that is a mile, maybe two or so, uphill to the town centre of Windermere. There is much to be seen at Bowness including shopping and all the quayside area. However, busses abound all these places as these are a much more useful way to travel than by car along some narrow roads in this area.We didn't use any because my wife has support equipment she needs to walk with.
Hi we went to the station and went on the train there and back.
but I think you can travel on the train get on and off when and where .and return to the start point .
but public transport .yes you do see busses not many .but when there they will tell you everything .sorry not to much help Alan
Yes there is a steamer from Lakeside over Windermere that takes you to either Ambleside or Bowness (or both) you can buy return joint train and boat tickets at the station.
In the summer there is also an open topped bus from then Aquarium at Lakeside to Windermere.
We did the full day excursion from Haverthwaite including the lake cruise to Windermere and Ambleside. Get there early if you want to do the full cruise and spend time in either destination and check that you get the return sailing that meets the last train back to Haverthwaite. The steamers run later than the trains!
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