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Thursday - Heavy Rain
Maximum: 7C, Minimum: 2C
Wind: 18mph North Westerly, Visibility: Very Good, Pollution: Low, Sunrise: 07:16 GMT, Sunset: 17:36 GMT
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Friday - Light Cloud
Maximum: 6C, Minimum: 4C
Wind: 8mph Westerly, Visibility: Excellent, Pollution: Low, Sunrise: 07:13 GMT, Sunset: 17:38 GMT
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Saturday - Heavy Rain
Maximum: 9C, Minimum: 5C
Wind: 25mph South Westerly, Visibility: Good, Pollution: Low, Sunrise: 07:11 GMT, Sunset: 17:40 GMT

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WINDERMERE
At over ten miles long and 220ft deep, not only is Windermere England’s biggest lake it is arguably the most attractive. One of the country’s premier tourist attractions, Windermere has so much to offer that whole books have been written on the subject. From the spectacular scenery to the magnificent sailing opportunities the area combines, outdoor pursuits and sophistication perfectly. For yachtsmen it is the number one spot in the UK, boasting registration of over 10,000 boats. The marine services are superb and there is a fantastic spirit amongst the sailing fraternity. Windermere is probably also one of the friendliest places you’ll ever visit in the UK. The myriad pubs and restaurants located around its shoreline are all of excellent quality and offer hospitality second to none. From Windermere town itself to the bustling resort of Bowness, the quaint attractiveness of Hawkshead to the lovely village atmosphere of Ambleside there are surprises everywhere. And you are never more than a few minutes from awe-inspiring mountainous countryside. Discover the magic that inspired Beatrix Potter, visit grand mansions, indulge yourself in river adventures and lose yourself in the vast areas of tranquil, beautiful wilderness.
There is accommodation to suit one and all. The camping is excellent and indoor accommodation ranges from the friendliest B&Bs you could wish to find to Majestic four star hotels. It’s also very easy to get to and the area is easy to navigate. There is plenty to do for all ages with a busy calendar of year round events just to make things even more appealing. Be it culture, good food, sailing, countryside, relaxation, romance or entertainment, Windermere has it in spades.
Comments (35)
22/07/2016 @ 11:56 am
Jim and Lauren
Didnt know your guides covered the lakes. We do now though and found some lovely restaurants on here.
14/02/2015 @ 10:57 am
Gwenn and Tony
First time to the Lakes, and absolutely loved it. Found your harbour guide very useful, thanks
G & T
22/08/2013 @ 9:36 am
Jhohn,Louise and Peter(corgi)
Ellerthwaite Lodge is Still my favourite place to stay in Sunny Old Windermere .
We come up every summer to visit friends who have a boat here and hotel is 2 minutes away so not to far to stagger back.
23/07/2013 @ 4:49 pm
Dean and Family
First time sailing on Windermere, and I found your areal shots in your pilot notes section very helpful. Simple but effective!!
23/07/2013 @ 7:22 am
Sharon & the gals
Loving this weather and loving using this guide. Well done we have found it extremely useful.
16/07/2013 @ 8:54 am
John and Helen
We celebrated our anniversary at Broadoaks Hotel, lovely place and very happy we found it on your site as rheir is si much choice for the non locals like us.
26/04/2013 @ 12:23 pm
Carl
Want to charter a sail boat(around 30 foot) for the day with my daughter.I am a competent sailor, can you recommend anyone
09/02/2013 @ 9:48 pm
Janet Midge
I too had a great stay at the Rothay Manor Hotel..Cant agree more with Bez & John.Cant wait to return.
16/12/2012 @ 8:44 am
Bez and John
Had a fantastic time staying at Rothay Manor hotel, lovely friendly service, exquisite food too. Will be returning very soon.
Thanks
07/10/2012 @ 12:36 pm
Mat Shaz and the kids
Its been our first season as a boat owners in the Lakes this year, and despite not having the best of weather, we have all thoroughly enjoyed. We have found your information on this area extremely helpful, and have tried out many of the services featured on your site. Hoping for some better weather next year.
Thanks
01/10/2012 @ 10:14 pm
Joe and crew
We trailer sail in the Lakes quite often and thought we knew the place pretty well. However after stumbling across your excellent site we realised that we had got into the habit of frequenting the places we were familiar with. We decided to try some of your recomendations and we are so glad we did, from restaurants to hotels, and shops etc. we discovered places we would not have visited. So on behalf of me and the crew(Wife and Kids) a big thank you.
01/10/2012 @ 10:03 pm
Sally Moor
Just had the most fantastic weekend in the Lakes with my fiancée John Phillips. we used your guide to wine and dine and stayed at the Old England.Fantastic weekend, thanks
soon to be Sally Phillips
11/05/2012 @ 10:36 pm
Tracey Dunn
Good luck to all the 10 x Marathon runners..If you do one marathon its an achievement, but to do what these guys are doing is amazing, hope you earn plenty for your charities.
14/03/2012 @ 7:41 pm
Steve
Just stayed at the Rothay Manor!!Cant fault it...staff rooms decor and food all great!
28/12/2011 @ 7:52 pm
visitors
Having a meal in the Ship Inn watching all the boats blow about in this storm.I know its Christmas time but is there no staff on hand to tend to these boats as they seem to be banging around a fair bit.looks great from here ,but wouldn't want to moor one there if that's the kind of protection they get.you probably won't publish this post because its not complementary but I think people should be aware of the lack of attention to their boats when they are not present.
16/12/2011 @ 10:26 am
Harbourguides Crew
Thanks for the information Paul, We will contact them and make them aware of this.
16/12/2011 @ 10:21 am
Paul Fisher
If you moor up at Stoors Hall and you draught is more than 1.5 metres be wary of a rock near the jetty...It is not "marked" I think someone should inform them about this as it has certainly put us off visiting in our yacht...
10/12/2011 @ 1:16 pm
Mat and Stella Grifiths
Can you moor up at Beech hill overnight on the pontoon there? if so is there a charge and how much?
20/11/2011 @ 10:14 am
Susan and jane
Met steve from harbour guides in the albert. Went back to KNIGHT SONG,lovely boat. Make sure you keep in touch with them if visiting lakes. Lovely people very hospitable. chow.
09/11/2011 @ 3:27 pm
Mr and Mrs Bezwick
Just stayed at one of the Broadoaks Lodges at the weekend.It was fantastic,just what we needed....
Thanks
05/09/2011 @ 8:57 am
Gaz and Family
Just stayed at the White House in Bowness..found it excellent value and great staff,apparently its just got new owners so dont know what it was like before but its definitely worth a visit now.
Thanks Naz
01/09/2011 @ 4:18 pm
Carla(Soon to be)Geyson
Just got engaged while spending the weekend in Windermere and my fiancée bought me a lovely ring from George Banks Jewellers that we found on your site..Thank you xx
09/08/2011 @ 8:55 pm
Andrew and Linda Dickonson
Just had a lovely meal at the Chickory on Glebe road Bowness, I think you should make your visitors aware of this place as we found it a refreshing change to a lot of the run of the mill cafe/restaurants that are about these days.(Nice looking staff too)
08/08/2011 @ 4:33 pm
Stuart
Hi Steve F
Thanks for the advice.We have however decided to cruise Western Scotland(Largs Kip Craobh Oban Etc) this year..we did have a look at Windermere but were quite surprised by the prices,both in the marinas and the local restaurants etc.we found it a delightful place but we have to be careful with our limited budget.
Hope you have a great season.
Stuart and Sharon
05/08/2011 @ 8:38 pm
Steve F
Hi Stuart

We have a 30 foot bavaria in Aquatics marina with 2 metre + keel and we just get in and out at low water but deep water berths are very limited. I dont think any other marina on Windermere could take your required depth. probably best idea would be a swinging mooring but your length maybe a problem?
01/08/2011 @ 9:12 pm
Queeny
Well done Captain Mally,Chloe Fisher,Nige and Ben for their great results in the pursuit race and Handicap(5th and 8th place) I believe.Keep it up guys..ps love the trophy for most improved sailor LOL !!!!!
27/07/2011 @ 10:35 pm
HG Crew
Come on "Knight Song" in this weekends race!!! you can do it lads!!!!!!!!!
15/06/2011 @ 7:01 pm
Dawn and Leah
Had fantastic time everything perfect would definitely recomend the Broadoaks....Thanks everyone there!!!!
27/05/2011 @ 4:34 pm
Dawn and Leah
Just booked Broadoaks Hotel in Troutbeck with my beautiful daughter for the 1st of June...it looks great..let you know how it goes.
20/05/2011 @ 9:09 am
Stuart
Thinking of moving my boat to the Lakes,probably Windermere,she draws just under 2 metres and is 38 feet in length,are there marinas that can compensate this or will i need a swinging mooring ?
02/04/2011 @ 8:49 am
Simon
Just moved my boat to Windermere Marina Village..loving it!!! Great staff & very friendly fellow boat owners.Looking forward to this season.
26/02/2011 @ 10:00 am
CAR MANIA IN BOWNESS
10 % 0FF FOR ALL OF YOU JUST POP IN AND TELL ME YOU SEEN THIS OFFER WE STOCK AUTOGLYM MER MERQUIARS
25/02/2011 @ 12:33 am
Jacko
Goacher Sails are THE BEST sails for racing!!!!!!!
21/02/2011 @ 8:36 am
Bez and June
A big thanks to Elaine and Richard at Total Sailing in Bowness for all their help and advice.Keep up the good work and best of luck in the future.
12/02/2011 @ 11:27 am
Jay
Just looking at the Windermere guide and reminiscing about the fabulous time we had aboard "Sail n Dine" Just like to say thanks John for a truly wonderful day.
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Business Reviews (5)
05/01/2015 @ 11:21 pm
Maiden Marine Ltd by Dobie Durham
We had our 28 foot motor cruiser serviced by Maiden Marine in 2014 - we had both diesel engines serviced, outdrives serviced, gel coat repairs, antifouled, hull polish, everything was done within a week, to a very high standard, and was completed as quoted, excellent service. This is not the first time we have used Maiden Marine, and they are friendly and efficient, and dont just do sail boats.
05/01/2015 @ 11:21 pm
Maiden Marine Ltd by Dobie Durham
We had our 28 foot motor cruiser serviced by Maiden Marine in 2014 - we had both diesel engines serviced, outdrives serviced, gel coat repairs, antifouled, hull polish, everything was done within a week, to a very high standard, and was completed as quoted, excellent service. This is not the first time we have used Maiden Marine, and they are friendly and efficient, and dont just do sail boats.
01/10/2012 @ 10:07 pm
Brambles Tea Room by The Fishers
Saw your ad on here and wondered where I had heard of you before..Then the penny dropped, "The Lakes" so we had to pay you a visit, really enjoyed it..
04/04/2012 @ 7:54 pm
Goacher Sails Ltd by HG CREW
Great job done servicing our sails and fitting a new UV strip to our genoa..Cheers!
14/03/2012 @ 7:39 pm
Rothay Manor Hotel by Steve M
Just stayed at this delightful hotel..friendly staff, lovely rooms and a great peaceful atmosphere...Would definitely recommend staying here...Oh and the food is also top.
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