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Date: Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 December 2016

Low Wood Bay Resort Hotel & Marina

Official Race Hotel & Venue Partner

A four star family friendly resort hotel with Leisure club, Watersports centre & Marina with a breath-taking lake shore setting, in the heart of the Lake District.

You can walk straight from the hotel to the Big Chill Swim's race venue in the Low Wood Marina on 10 & 11 December 2016.


  • AA Four Star Hotel
  • Green Tourism - Gold


The Low Wood Bay Resort Hotel and Marina is now FULLY BOOKED for the Big Chill Swim!

However we have found this great deal at a nearby hotel:

Briery Wood Hotel: Set in 7 acres of secluded gardens, this 19th-century country-house hotel is only 0.3 Miles away from the start of the Chill Swim.

2 nights Bed and Breakfast arriving Friday 09/12/16

Rate: £250.00 per stay in a Double or Twin or for Sole Occupancy £220.00 per stay.

Call to book:015394 33316 Quote: Chill Swim. Full pre payment will be taken at the time of the booking for this special Big Chill Swim offer View hotel

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Getting here

By road: From the M6, exit at Junction 36 and follow the A590 and A591 to Windermere and Ambleside. The Low Wood Bay Resort Hotel is a white building on the right approximately 1 mile before Ambleside. The hotel postcode is LA23 1LP.

By rail: The nearest station is Windermere (2.5 miles). From there you can take a bus.

By bus: Services 555 and 599 stop directly outside the hotel. Contact the Traveline on 0871 200 22 33 for bus and train times.

By air: The nearest airports are Manchester and Liverpool. From Manchester you can catch a direct train to Windermere, and from there take a bus or taxi. From Liverpool car rental is the easiest option.


Parking at the Low Wood Bay Resort Hotel is for hotel residents only.

There is a PARK & RIDE Service (£2 return payable on bus) in operation from Brockhole & Waterhead: 

1. 1km South of the Low Wood Bay Resort

The Lake District Visitor Centre at Brockhole - Postcode:  LA23 1L J Tel: 015394 46601- Fixed £3 all day parking fee.

Also Waterhead (pick up outside of Ferry terminal)

2. 1.6km North of the Low Wood Bay Resort

Waterhead Car Park, Ambleside - Postcode: LA23 1LJ - Fixed £3 all day parking fee.

Vehicles must NOT park anywhere along the main road as this will cause traffic chaos and could result in the police towing away vehicles.

There are public footpaths between both of these car parks and the Low Wood Bay Resort.

Getting Around 

By boat

Windermere Lake Cruises operate year round on Lake Windermere between Bowness, Brockhole - The Lake District Visitor Centre, and Ambleside Pier. Ambleside Pier is just one mile walk from the Big Chill Swim venue, the Low Wood Bay Resort (or you can hop on our shuttle bus).

On foot

Many options for winter trail walking are right outside the hotel door or enjoy a stroll along the lakeside path to Ambleside.


Local attractions

  • Windermere Lake Cruises
  • The Old Laundry Theatre
  • World of Beatrix Potter
  • Windermere Golf Club
  • Blackwell, the Arts & Crafts House
  • Dove Cottage & Wordsworth Museum
  • Rydal Mount (Wordsworth's home)