Travelling Around

By Car

Roads in parts of the Lake District can be narrower than visitors maybe used to. Travel carefully, and if not in a hurry show consideration to local traffic by pulling over to let vehicles by. Traffic flow outside the peak periods is low, and most of the main attractions/scenic sites are served by car parking.
Why not give the driver a rest and use public transport, or try one of our car free days


There are no taxi companies in Hawkshead; however, several companies are situated in Ambleside and Windermere, which provide a local service.

Windermere Taxis – Tel: 015394 42355
Lakes Taxis – Tel: 015394 4677
Cumbria Taxis – Tel: 015394 45246
John’s Taxi – Tel: 015394 32857
Kevin’s Taxi – Tel: 015394 32371


554, 555, 556 Lakes link

This service runs from Lancaster to Carlisle via Kendal, Windermere railway station, Ambleside.
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505 Kendal-Ambleside-Hawkshead-Coniston

Daily service from Hawkshead.
Time Table (as above except /service505……)

525 Cross Lakes Shuttle

The Cross Lakes Shuttle provides a seasonal bus link between Bowness, Sawrey, Hawkshead, Coniston and Grizedale; you can even take your bike on the bus!
Time Table (as per 505 link)

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Tours to places other public transport does not go to.

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