Organise your trip


A location map for Low Wood Bay can be found under the venue section of this website

By air

By air - Closest airport - Manchester

A train runs from Manchester Airport to Windermere but you will need to change at Oxenholme Lake District [OXN] station to connect to the train to Windermere. The journey will take just shy of 2 hours in total. 

If you are travelling on Sunday you will have to change at Manchester Piccadilly from Manchester Airport and then go on to Oxenholme Lake Dstrict. This will add an extra 20 minutes to your journey.  

By train

By train

The nearest train station to the Low Wood Bay Hotel is Windemere rail station. All major train lines and stations come into Oxenholme Rail Station, which serves as a good base to explore Kendal and the surrounding areas.  From here you can get a connecting train to Lake Winderemere which will take approximately 20 minutes.  

From the train station you can either take a bus (the 555 or 599) to the Low Wood or you could take a taxi which would cost around £6.00.

For further information contact National Rail Enquiries (tel: +44 (0)8457 484950).

By coach

By coach

National Express coaches run services into Windemere where access to taxis is available. To plan your journey, please visit

By car

By car

Directions from M6 Northbound
From the South M6:- off at Junction 36, onto A590 and then A591 signposted to Kendal and Windermere. Hotel situated 2 miles North of Windermere village. . Helicopter landing can be arranged.

Directions from M6 Southbound
From North M6:- off at Junction 40, onto A66 towards Keswick then A591 to Ambleside. Hotel one mile South of Ambleside.

Directions from Manchester Airport
Join the M56 westbound at Junction 5 then continue until you exit M56 at Junction 9 onto the M6 northbound. Follow the road until you reach Junction 36 and use the above directions for M6 Northbound.

You can plan your route online using one of the free route planners - examples are The AA or The RAC.


Parking in Low Wood Bay Hotel

There are 200 parking spaces available at the Low Wood Bay Hotel and are on a first-come first-served basis. All parking will be free of charge. 

The entrance to the car park is on the right hand side, just passed the main hotel entrance

By taxi


Lakeside and Windemere Taxis: 015394 88888
Windemere Taxis: 015394 44144
Lakes Taxis: 015394 46777

If you require any assistance planning your journey, please e-mail stating where you are travelling from and your preferred method.

Key dates

  • Abstract submission deadline (extended):
    24 January 2017
  • Early registration deadline:
    31 March 2017
  • Registration deadline:
    26 May 2017