Lovingly restored steam locomotives haul comfortable carriages through the contrasting lake and river scenery of the beautiful Leven Valley to Lakeside station, where you can visit Lakes Aquarium or connect with Windermere Lake cruises. Haverthwaite is home to our collection of steam and diesel engines, family restaurant, gift shop, woodland picnic area, car and coach park.
The Tarn Hows Tourer, provided by BlueWorks
This service will normally be an 8 seater bus. Large groups (6+) please arrange with our concierge in advance. The X31 links Tarn Hows with Ulverston, Newby Bridge, Coniston and Hawkshead. There is also a shuttle from Coniston Village to Pier Head, connecting to boat services on Coniston Water. New for 2009 is a Forest Route from Coniston to Grizedale and Hawkshead, through Grizedale Forest. Other public transport services Connections to/from the X31 are shown on the timetable. For information on these services please see separate timetables/leaflets. Information on all bus, rail and boat services in Cumbria available from our concierge. Please ask for details.
Windermere Lake Cruises
Windermere Lake Cruises offer a wide variety of sightseeing tours on Lake Windermere including island cruises A delightful 45 minute sightseeing tour from Bowness Bay to include the magnificent mountain scenery, lovely secluded bays and shore line and inevitably the many wooded islands around the central parts of the lake. Visit their website to find out more.
Furthermore, the many and varied activities offered by the beautiful Lakes and Mountains of Cumbria and the Furness Peninsula are only a short distance away from the haven that is the Whitewater Hotel and Leisure Club. These include sailing, climbing, fell-walking, steam trains and steamboat rides, the homes of Beatrix Potter, Wordsworth and Ruskin, Furness Abbey, Holker Hall and its marvelous gardens, the Edwardian town of Grange-over-Sands with its lovely coastal promenade.