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Getting Out and About

There are so many ways to explore South Lakeland you are spoilt for choice! So start planning your route around South Lakeland today!

It's easy to get to all our towns and villages, including Windermere, Ambleside, Kendal, Ulverston, Grange-over-Sands, Sedbergh, Kirkby Lonsdale, Grasmere, Coniston and Hawkshead.

There are some beautiful rides out right on your doorstep. Rural roads are accompanied by fantastic scenery, with mountains and lakes everywhere you look. Before embarking on your journey, you can avoid unexpected delays by checking the latest roadworks. Please remember when travelling by car that there can sometimes be limited parking spaces.

Not far? Leave the car!

At busy times it can often be as easy to leave the car at home. The Kendal Go Easy campaign believes that everybody can make a positive difference to our environment by making small but simple changes to their travel routines. Browse their website for ideas on ways to walk, cycle, bus or car share some of your journeys! 

Another way to enjoy a car free and carefree journey round South Lakeland is to take in the beautiful views by train on either the Lakes Line or Furness Line. The Lakes Line links the destinations of Windermere, Staveley, Burneside, Kendal and Oxenholme while the Furness Line runs along a scenic, largely coastal track around the shores of Morecambe Bay, through north Lancashire and much of southern Cumbria.

Alternatively, take a scenic bus journey or relax on a traditional steamboat. Depending on how energetic you are feeling, there are also cycle rides and walks to suit all tastes, with several companies operating rucksack and passenger shuttle bus services for walkers.

For further details on bus, rail, coach and ferry services within South Lakeland please explore our page on public transport.

For more ways to get around, see the official travel guide for Cumbria.