Day 2 Windermere, Cumbria: Bowness-on-Windermere & Ambleside

Continuing from Day 1: Exploring Windermere town and settled for a comfy B&B……

After a satisfying local homemade English breakfast, we decided to head towards Bowness-on-Windermere: Lakeland’s most popular holiday resort; a tourist town which is quoted as an excellent centre for boating activities.
We decided not to drive and took the long walk, passing by Bowness Bay and adjourn to the pier as we’re gonna cross England’s largest lake to a town called Ambleside!

Most attractions could be viewed here.

Fyi, Windermere is situated above and away from the lake of about 1 mile/1.5km while Bowness-on-Windermere being the main tourist centre on the lake.

We walked for miles, but the word tired did not seem to appear in the dictionary as we’re distracted by beautiful routes, picturesque surroundings and of course, the prefect cooling climate.

Adventurous route begins here!

We were the navigators ;P


Nature along the way……

Windermere @ Lake District4


Came across my fav Western Terrier!

Time flew by and we reached Bowness finally.




Windermere @ Lake District6

Buildings near Bowness Pier

At the Bowness pier, swans and ducks can be fed at the lakeshore around with boats for hire around the pier.
Pricing for tickets can be viewed here:
There are different cruises to choose from, with different prices and time.





The cruise ride was about 45 minutes, taking us to Ambleside that lies at the north end of Lake Windermere.



Waterhead Pier @ Ambleside

Windermere @ Lake District7


Windermere @ Lake District8

Ambleside is an elegant town, with guest houses offering bed & breakfast accommodation, as well as tea shops and restaurants. You can opt to stay here for a night if you wish to explore more but we just did a day around town.
A very useful guidance: We’ll always look for Tourist Information Centre whenever we reach a new town/ area. From there, there are friendly local folks to guide you around and you’ll get a free map of course ;P


Many well known characters have been connected with Ambleside, including William Wordsworth, Hardwicke Rawnsley, John Ruskin and Beatrix Potter. You could visit the Armitt Museum to find out more about these people. We visited the Beatrix Potter museum that featured Potter’s work for children’s books with characters such as in The Tale of Peter Rabbit.

Windermere @ Lake District5

peter rabbit




Beautiful sceneries witnessed was the best souvenirs from the holiday 🙂

Next: Lunch/ Tea Time at Lucy’s & Time to say Goodbye!
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7 Replies to “Day 2 Windermere, Cumbria: Bowness-on-Windermere & Ambleside”

  1. u both were darn skinny at that time. especially Chris!!!

    btw, i heart peter rabbit! <3

  2. wow.. this place is full of green plants.. such beautiful sceneries are awesome.. I really like that picture of sheeps a lot 🙂

  3. ~Christine~Leng says: Reply

    haha. yea real skinny. look at what M'sia's food done to us!

    a very relaxing place. must visit when u pay England a visit 🙂

  4. ahh.. the place is so idyllic.. so gorgeous.. difficult to return home right? LOL.. sigh sigh sigh 😉

  5. kampungboycitygal says: Reply

    yer chris was so skinny! he looks better now 🙂

  6. Incredible views… really breathtaking! 🙂

  7. ~Christine~Leng says: Reply

    we felt so heavy hearted to leave! sob 🙁
    sigh sigh sigh… u missed this place too i bet ;P

    haha.. skinny hor? have to maintain now ;P

    countryside views. very relaxing 🙂 visit this place gal!

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