The Lake District Travel Guide

The Lake District Sights

Brockhole

  • Ambleside Rd. Map It
  • Windermere
  • Garden/Arboretum

Published 08/20/2030

Fodor's Review

A lakeside 19th-century mansion with 30 acres of terraced gardens sloping down to the water, Brockhole serves as the park's official visitor center and has some exhilarating activities: "treetop trek"—a rope bridge and zipline route high up through oak trees—and the U.K.'s only "treetop nets," allowing everyone over the age of three to climb and bounce around safely among the twigs and leaves more than 25 feet up, supported by elastic ropes. There's also a 30-foot climbing wall. The gardens, designed in the Arts and Crafts style by Thomas Mawson, are at their best in spring, when daffodils punctuate the lawns and azaleas burst into bloom. There's an adventure playground, pony rides, minigolf, and rowboats for rent. The bookstore carries hiking guides and maps, and you can picnic here or eat at the café-restaurant. Bus 555/559 goes to the visitor center from Windermere, and boats from Waterhead stop at a pier. Windermere Lake Cruises has seasonal ferry service to Brockhole from Waterhead in Ambleside.

Sight Information

Address:

Ambleside Rd., Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 1LJ, England

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Phone:

015394-46601

Sight Details:

  • Free; treetop trek £22; treetop nets from £12.50

Published 08/20/2030

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