Fell Foot Park is a country park, formerly the grounds of a Victorian house, situated beside Windermere, a lake in Cumbria, England, and in the ownership of the National Trust. It is just north of Newby Bridge on the A592 road in the civil parish of Staveley-in-Cartmel in South Lakeland district.
The estate was owned by Jeremiah Dixon, mayor of Leeds in 1784, who sold it in 1859 to Colonel G.J.M. Ridehalgh (1835-1892), a director of the North Lonsdale Iron and Steel Company, colonel of the 2nd Westmorland Volunteer Battalion Border Regiment and one of the founder members of the Royal Windermere Yacht Club. The house was demolished in 1907 to build a larger replacement, but the project was abandoned when the then owner died. The estate was given to the National Trust in 1948.
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Chris Morley | Mar 31, 2018
Lovely National Trust run historic park situated on the edge of Lake Windermere near to Newby Bridge. There are several old stone built boathouses with one currently operating as a cafe. Stunning views across the lake. Access to the lake for boating and sailing enthusiasts alike. The recently built new water sports club house and changing facilities are terrific and look great. Further improvements are coming soon to the park.
Amy Wood | Apr 9, 2018
Great place to explore and so some walking. Our dog thoroughly enjoyed it! Would be a nice place to go on a boat, there are kayaks and row boats available. Other than the boating and walking not much to explore but good place for picnics. They even let you swim in the lake in the summer.
Imogen Room | Jan 7, 2018
Fell foot is a smallish NT (free parking for members but charges for others) park at the bottom end of lake windermere. It has lovely views of the lake and a playground with swings and zip wire. It also has some climbing nets and the park has some good trees to climb too. We went in the winter when it was really quiet and mostly shut up but apparently you can swim there in the summer (the water is tested), hire boats, catch a ferry and there is a cafe too. January was too cold for swimming but if we are this way in the summer we will come back to give it a go!
Alastair Hull | Apr 9, 2018
As others have said, rather small and not a huge amount to see if you don't want to take a row-boat out onto the Lake. Great place for walking / dog-walking and picnics.
Chris Hevey | Oct 29, 2017
Beautiful National Trust lakeside park. Formerly the gardens of a rich family’s house, since demolished. The boathouse remains where you will also find a little cafe and an NT gift shop. Some good shortish walks around the park and southwards toward Newby Bridge, although you can’t get all the way there without filling the road because of some private lakeside property in the way. Decent sized car park. Children’s play park. Facilities for launching boats. Good accessibility within the park although the car park is at an elevated level - slight climb to get back up there.
Anne Barnett | Jun 8, 2018
Lovely park, bordering onto Lake Windermere, with a meadow area where dogs can run free & play in the lake. The rest of the park is sloping grassland down to an area where the humans can also play in the lake. Nice NT shop and also a cafe selling hot & cold snacks, ice creams, drinks, cake etc. Good parking free to NT members. We spent a lovely couple of hours here with the dog. There were lots of families enjoying themselves too. There are rowing boats for hire near the cafe if you want to get out onto the lake.
Katie Morris | May 29, 2018
Beautiful scenery but very busy the day we went. Great for families. Take a picnic and set up on the grass. Everyone looked like they were having a fun. For us...couple looking for a quiet stroll it was a bit busy
Gareth Shepherd | Jun 1, 2018
Great place to come and try a bit of kayaking, do some paddle boarding or hire a rowing boat. Handy bbq area, space to picnic and a free badminton and tennis net there's plenty to do. Cafe has a small but reasonable selection. With a small car park you need to get there early.
Humph Walter | May 29, 2018
Ideal place for a picnic and fun on the water. Plenty of NT parking , good cafe, rowing boats for hire from N'T. Plenty of walks nearby. Great place to visit at any time of the year. Gets very busy during holiday time.
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