Fell Foot Park

Fell Foot Park, Newby Bridge: Address, Phone Number, Fell Foot Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Fell Foot Park
4.5
About
Less than 20-minutes’ drive from the M6 at the most southern end of Lake Windermere, Fell Foot is one of the few places with free access to England’s largest lake. It's a family-friendly park perfect for paddling, boating or swimming, from beginners to the more advanced. Have a picnic on the lawn or a pizza from the wood fired Land Rover pizza oven on a Thursday evening, or visit the Boathouse Café and choose from a selection of hot food and drinks. Take a stroll along the paths with a backdrop of mountain views and explore the flower meadows and Pinetum – the park’s collection of specimen trees. Recently restored Gothic revival boathouses opened to the public for the first time in 2019. Rowboats, kayaks and paddleboards are available to hire from April-October, and the new Active Base includes secure lockers, showers and underfloor heating in its state-of-the-art changing rooms. In July 2019 the park became the first place in the Lake District to have a Changing Places facility.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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tarangelaben
Heywood, UK117 contributions
Beautiful scenery
May 2021 • Family
We have been here before but not on a lovely Spring's day. The lake looked beautiful and it was nice seeing people swimming, sailing and canoeing. It wasn't overly busy and there is plenty to explore. The little park is fun for the children. We didn't use the cafe on this visit but bought ice cream from the ice cream parlour and they were delicious and creamy, worth the price. There are a lot of nice picnic spots. We would definitely come back again.
Written May 3, 2021
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ukindtraveller
Lancaster, UK3 contributions
Not free anymore, national trust money grab
Apr 2021 • Family
It used to be free ( except parking charges) to enjoy the fell foot park. Such a shame that National trust have decided to start charging for an open space in the name of Covid. A beautiful place to enjoy has been removed from the public for their enjoyment by the greedy national trust. Furthermore, the facilities are not even open so you are just paying to enjoy the green space. Fortunately, there are other green spaces in the lake District which can be enjoyed without being held to ransom by National trust.
Written April 3, 2021
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Ian B
Barrow2 contributions
Great place....let down by SOME dog walkers.
Mar 2021
A great place for a family walk. Unfortunately it is spoiled by a small number of people with dogs that let them off their leads. Not everyone likes dogs. We had an unfortunate incident where a dog knocked one of our young children over because it was off the lead and the owners couldn’t control it. They just stood their saying ‘don’t worry it won’t hurt him’. Unacceptable behaviour from the owners.

It does say on the Fell Foot website -

Dogs on leads welcome.

This needs to be enforced.
Written March 28, 2021
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Tom C
3 contributions
Lovely stroll
Dec 2020
Hidden little gem at the bottom of Lake Windermere. Good number of car park spaces and very fair priced compared to the other council operated car parks. Scenic pleasant walking routes for all abilities.
Written December 28, 2020
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Hide gem lost
Sep 2020 • Couples
This was a hidden gem.... spoiled by hotel and commercial happening’s such a shame. Looked for it today just for happy memories, absolutely gutted fumming this place was always free
Written September 27, 2020
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annie20061
Tidworth, UK631 contributions
Views good
Aug 2020 • Couples
To walk around is very short, the views are lovely. We visited on a rainy day would be a lovely place on a sunny day to have a picnic. If you are interested in boating, paddle boarding, canoeing etc then this is a great place. The cafe wasn’t open or we would have been here a bit longer. You have to book this through National Trust to attend.
Written September 19, 2020
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MalcH
Loughborough, UK2,554 contributions
Waters Edge
Sep 2020
Not easy to find a place that gives such open access to Lake Windermere but this is one of those places. Nice for walks, picnics and water sports. Can get busy but worth a visit if you are in the area.
Written September 15, 2020
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robandgina
Sunderland, UK31 contributions
Unexpected suprise
Aug 2020
We stayed at Bowness on Windermere which was very busy when we stayed so booking this place was a pleasant suprise as the location is good but there is plenty of room for everyone.
We enjoyed the walk around the fields and sitting next to the lake watching the world go by just take something to sit on and your own food and you are set.
Written August 28, 2020
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Kerrijane1
Birmingham, UK42 contributions
Perfect place to wild swim, safely
Aug 2020 • Family
We have just spent a week at windermere and loved it but by far the highlight was fell foot park. We have 13 ,10 and 2 year old and they were all very happy. Hired a paddle board and double kayak for 2 hours just under £60. Cosg us £12.50 entry would have paid double, the water is clear and shallow for little ones you have to venture out to have a hood free wild swim. Setting is stunning!!! Highly recommended, take a picnic !!
Written August 17, 2020
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Charl
Goole, UK128 contributions
Such a Gem
Jan 2020 • Couples
A really nice park with lots of history. It was drizzly when we visited but that took nothing away from the beautiful landscape and the grandeur of the park’s layout. Can’t comment on the cafe as we only came for a walk and a read of the history in the boat houses, but can imagine that in the night of summer it would be truly wonderful.
Written January 27, 2020
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