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Windermere fees and charges

All prices include VAT at the appropriate rate from 1 April 2017.  

Permanent swinging moorings

We have 1034 swing mooring sites on the lake, these are let on an annual basis.

Third party insurance compulsory. 

Annual charges (for a 12 month period commencing 1 April)

  • open deck yachts: £711
  • moorings with no boat attached for the whole licence period: £550
  • all other craft up to maximum length of 14m: £127.50 per metre  (Vessels over 11m limited sites where available)
  • commercial moorings: £1,402.50
  • service moorings: £1,220.50
  • local resident discount: subject to being registered for full council tax and not in arrears or receiving second home relief, (pro rata as the year progresses): £182

Mooring licensees are entitled to limited free use of slipway, tractor, mast hoist and unlimited showers.

Permanent mooring application pack (DOC/542KB/6 pages)

Holiday moorings

We have 16 moorings that can be hired by the night.

Minimum third party insurance compulsory.

  • per night (excludes slipway fee): £13.50 at Belle Isle, Waterhead, Fell Foot and Parsonage Bay
  • winter let holiday moorings (November to March): £265

The maximum overall length for a holiday mooring is 11m.

Short term jetty berthing

Ferry Nab public jetties only:

  • per night arrival after 5pm depart before 10am, or any period over 4 hours: £13.50
  • pre-bookable berth per night: £35 

Application form for holiday mooring/berth (DOC/23.5KB/3 pages)

Ferry Nab marina

Cost of berths and facilities available at Ferry Nab

Boat launching and car parking charges at Ferry Nab

Lake District National Park Authority (LDNPA) boat registration

All powered boats on Windermere, whether in use, moored, for private use or business must have a current National Park boat registration.

The LDNPA provide guidance on the current fees, how to register and the renewals process for Windermere boat registration.

Alternatively, this service is also available at the Lake Wardens office on production of two forms of ID showing your current address.

Ferry Nab
Bowness on Windermere
Cumbria
LA23 3JH

Telephone: 015394 42753
Email: lake.wardens@southlakeland.gov.uk