Lakes Getaways – Holidays in the English Lake District

The best wild swimming site in the Southern Lakes

Paddling and Picnic Spots in the Lake District

Where is one of the  top wild swimming, river paddling and picnic spots in the Lake District?

  • Fell Foot Park, Bowness  and for an unusual way to travel to Fell Foot Park why not take the ferry from Lakeside to Fell Foot Park.

Wild swimming, paddling, river rope-swinging, picnics and the Lake District are all hot-day companions. Join Swallows and Amazons buccaneers, John, Susan, Titty, Bridget and Roger, in enjoying the best wild waterscape in the UK.

Fell Foot Park, Bowness

Sat on the shore of Lake Windermere, opposite Lakeside and Woodside cottage and only 15 minutes from Fell View Cottage.  You’ll find a National Trust café with baby changing, outdoor picnic benches and lots of grassy picnic blanket areas, rowing boats for hire, children’s adventure playground. But most importantly it has a beach-like access for splashing about in Lake Windermere

Woodside and Fell View Quality accommodation in the lake District

www.lakesgetaways.co.uk

The Friendliest Bar in Newby Bridge

Swan Hotel gin

The Swan hotel at Newby Bridge is about 1 mile from Woodside, and is an excellent place to stop for a meal, a drink or an afternoon tea. They serve fabulous home cooked food in the main restaurant, called The River Room, and in the more relaxed bar area, called the Swan Inn. (I like the bar area!) They have a good selection of wines and a speciality gin list!

The River Room is open every day from 5pm with Lunch on a Sundays and The Swan Inn opens at 10am.

Just to give you an idea of there menu:

Lemon and garlic chicken kebab, flatbread, cucumber, chilli, cumin, black onion seeds
Swan whopper burger, beef burger, bacon, pepperoni, mature cheddar, fries, sweetcorn relish
Spicy fishcakes, cucumber salad, sweet chilli
Lamb koftas, flatbread, hummus, couscous, harissa, tzatziki
10oz Sirloin, chips, tomatoes, mushrooms, onion rings, peppercorn sauce

Thai yellow curry, steamed jasmine rice (chicken)
Rotisserie chicken, harissa potatoes, baby corn, chicory
Wholetail scampi, fries, garden peas, tartare sauce
Toasted goats cheese salad, gs walnuts, honey, sourdough toast
Salmon, crushed potatoes, peas, mint, watercress mayo
Garlic and herb rotisserie chicken, apple, bacon, avocado salad and French fries
Falafel, hummus, roasted peppers, flatbread, pickled gherkin, chilli
Vegetable tagine, almond and apricot, cous cous, harissa
tzatziki (V) no tzatziki (Ve)

Fish, chips, mushy peas, tartare sauce

They have a lovely seating area outside by the river

fish and chips

Quality accommodation in the English Lake District  www.lakesgetaways.co.uk

The best wild swimming site in the Southern Lakes

Paddling and Picnic Spots in the Lake District

Where is one of the  top wild swimming, river paddling and picnic spots in the Lake District?

  • Fell Foot Park, Bowness  and for an unusual way to travel to Fell Foot Park why not take the ferry from Lakeside to Fell Foot Park.

Wild swimming, paddling, river rope-swinging, picnics and the Lake District are all hot-day companions. Join Swallows and Amazons buccaneers, John, Susan, Titty, Bridget and Roger, in enjoying the best wild waterscape in the UK.

Fell Foot Park, Bowness

Sat on the shore of Lake Windermere, opposite Lakeside and Woodside cottage and only 15 minutes from Fell View Cottage.  You’ll find a National Trust café with baby changing, outdoor picnic benches and lots of grassy picnic blanket areas, rowing boats for hire, children’s adventure playground. But most importantly it has a beach-like access for splashing about in Lake Windermere

Woodside and Fell View . For Quality accommodation in the English lake District

www.lakesgetaways.co.uk