When staying in the vast Lake District, you really are in rural England. However visiting Ambleside from Lake Windermere is as easy as jumping on public transport. It’s only 15 minutes down the road by car, or a leisurely 90 minute walk.
Walking, Hiking and Mountain Biking
If you don’t fancy the hour and half walk from Windemere to Ambleside, you can still go for a quick stroll once you arrive. There’s nothing quite like walking in the Lake District and Ambleside is no different.
You can either see where your feet take you, or join one of the many guided walks. Self-guided routes can include Fairfield Horseshoe, where you’re likely to find visitors and locals alike out hiking across the fells.
The Lake District Walker is a great website to help you out wherever you are. Although it will certainly come in handy when visiting Ambleside from Windermere. If however you’re on a cycling holiday in the Lake District, then you can ride just about anywhere. Mountain biking routes follow the pathways, or you can go off on your own voyage of discovery.
Windermere Lake Cruises
If you prefer a more leisurely journey then Windermere Lake Cruises are on hand. If you’re staying in a boutique spa cottage in Windermere, then you’re only a few minutes away from the Lake itself. As such look out for the Windemere Lake Cruises headquarters and you will be ready to set sail.
The river cruises over the perfect journey from Lake Windermere. You can often find a selection of boat tours that will take you along the water, so you won’t have to fall short of ideas for you spa holiday!
If you do decide to take the longer walk, or indeed cycle, then there’s always the hot tub awaiting your return. So you can maybe take the journey to Ambleside from Lake Windermere on foot, then reward yourself with a boat ride home.
There are also a number of museums to visit while you’re in Ambleside, which again makes the journey all the more worthwhile. The central museum to Ambleside is the Armitt Museum. There are plenty of references to Windermere and the Lake District, in particular with the works of Beatrix Potter. However it’s not just about the famous residents of the Lake District, there are often displays that have toured the country.
If it is the big names you are after though, then Ambleside’s William Wordsworth should ring a bell. Heavily influenced by the Lake District, you can discover more about the great poet at his old home at Rydal Mount, Ambleside.
Where to stay near Ambleside?
If you’d like to stay in luxury, then how about Rose Cottage. Our boutique spa cottage in Windermere is within prime location for nearby attractions. What’s more, you can enjoy your personal hot tub or make the most of the spa facilities at nearby Aphrodites Lodge hotel.
Visiting Ambleside from Lake Windermere will be a perfect addition to your holiday plans.