Things to Do Near The Ryebeck Fell Foot Park

The Ryebeck is a perfect base for exploring the Lake District. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this world renowned landscape greets you as you step out of the Ryebeck’s front door. Soaring fells, majestic lakes, gently rolling valleys and dappled woodland are all just waiting to be discovered.

Fell Foot Park is one of many must visit local attractions. It’s the perfect place for a family picnic, with all manner of activities to enjoy throughout the year, including theatre evenings and music gigs in the summer months. There’s also plenty of stuff to keep you in trim, including Park Run, and hiring a kayak or a rowing boat, both are perfect for getting a swan’s eye view of the lake. If that all sounds like too much hard work then you could just simply meander through the meadow, taking in the views of the River Leven, the drama of Windermere itself, as well as the looming bulk of Gummer’s How and the vast expanse of Chapel House Woods.

Alongside the stunning views down the lake, and the numerous family friendly activities on offer at Fell Foot, visitors can also take advantage of the Boathouse Café. The ideal spot to indulge in a coffee and a slice of cake or even an ice cream whilst taking in the comings and goings at Lakeside from the cafe’s lake shore terrace. The Fell Foot shop stocks an array of gifts, including jams, chutneys and other produce, perfect treats for friends and family at home.

A Great Day Out in Bowness-on-Windermere

Key Information

  • 12-minute drive from the Ryebeck Hotel
  • Opens from 9am-5pm every day (until 6pm from April 1st – September 3rd)
  • Free entry
  • Perfect for families and groups
  • Best during the summer months

Prices and Booking

Fell Foot Park


Free Entry. Car parking charges apply to non-National Trust members.


Newby Bridge
LA12 8NN