Travel and Public Transport Information
Travelling by car to the Lake
Nothing easier, we're only 10 minutes from Junction 36 on the
Travelling by air, coach or rail?
Well that's straightforward too - just read on for more
information. Don't forget the alternative transport options
from bus or mini-coach to cycle, boat or ferry and a very good
local rail service to Windermere.
For total relaxation, leave your car at your hotel or
accommodation and take an alternative form of transport to travel
round the district, helping us to preserve the beautiful landscape
you have come to visit.
From the south leave the M6 at Junction 36 and follow the
A590/A591. From the north leave the M6 at Junction 39 and follow
Manchester, Glasgow, Leeds/Bradford, Liverpool and Newcastle
airports offer easy access to the area. Manchester Airport has its
own rail station with direct services to Windermere and Barrow-in
National Express Rapide services from London (Victoria) to
Kendal, Ulverston, Ambleside, Barrow and Windermere. More details
are available from your local coach travel agent.
Stations for the area include Lancaster and Oxenholme - the
Lake District (near Kendal) on the main West Coast line. There is a
branch line connecting Oxenholme to Kendal and
Trains run direct from Lancaster to Arnside, Grange-over-Sands,
Ulverston and Barrow via the Furness line. The historic
Settle/Carlisle Railway line runs through the east of the District,
with stations at Dent and Garsdale.
National Rail Enquiries: Tel: 08457 48
Furness Line Guide
For full details of bus, rail and ferry services to and within
Cumbria, please telephone Traveline on 0871 200 22
33. Calls from BT landlines cost 10p plus network extras.
Costs of other providers may vary. Lines open daily 07.00 - 20.00
or visit www.traveline.info
Bus timetables for services in Cumbria are produced either by
the County Council or, in the case of wholly commercial services,
by the service operator (principally
Cumbria County Council website or the Stagecoach website,
Westmorland Vehicle Hire
- Cumbria and the
Lake District leading name for vehicle hire. Situated in
Kendal and Penrith, Westmorland Vehicle Hire offer a wide range of
self-drive hire vehicles to both the South and the North Lakes
areas. For bookings or information please ring 01539 728532 or go
; Kendal and
Barrow. Enterprise will Pick You Up from your hotel and take
you to their office to collect your rental car. They offer a great
selection of vehicles from Corsas to vans and 7-seater people
carriers. Visit www.enterprise.co.uk
telephone 01539 725 500 for more information.