New ticketing arrangements for Windermere Ferry

New ticketing arrangements will be in place in time for Easter on the Windermere Ferry. From Wednesday (28 March) the current on-shore ticket machines will be turned off, with passengers asked to purchase tickets on-board the ferry. New handheld ticketing machines will allow ferry staff to take payments by cash…

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Windermere Ferry Machine Victory!

Campaigners are claiming victory over the Windermere Ferry Ticket machines after Cumbria County Council today apologised and said they would put things right by removing the onshore ticket machines. In a report to Cumbria County Council Cabinet a leading Liberal Democrat Councillor apologised for the way the Council had implemented…

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Windermere Ferry Ticket Machine saga set to end?

Campaigners are hopeful that the Windermere Ferry Ticket machine saga might finally be coming to an end. Cumbria County Council is set to receive its internal review of the controversial system at a Cabinet meeting on 21st December. Campaigners are hopeful that the Council will now bow to public opinion…

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Troutbeck rallies against Himalayan balsam

On the Afternoon of Monday 3rd July a team of Troutbeck Villagers rolled up their sleeves and took the fight to one of our most prolific invasive species: Himalayan balsam. A team of seven local people took part and uprooted the weed the length of the Scot Beck through the Mortal Man…

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