Mountain Goat operates “The Cross Lakes Experience” daily throughout the summer, from 24th March 2018 until 28th October 2018. This service connects Bowness-on-Windermere to Hill Top Farm House and on to Hawkshead. 

From Bowness-on-Windermere travellers can catch the boat from Windermere Lake Cruises, who provide the connecting ferry service from Pier 3, allowing visitors to cross to the western shore of Lake Windermere. On arrival at Ferry House our Mountain Goat bus travels to Hill Top Farm House (the house of Beatrix Potter in the hamlet of Near Sawrey). Please visit the National Trust website for details on prices and opening times.  

The 525 service continues onwards to beautiful village of Hawkshead, which dates back to the 14th Century. Exploring Hawkshead is a great way to spend an afternoon. Hawkshead's delightful church, St Michael and All Angels is well worth a visit, as well as Wordsworth’s Grammar School and the National Trust's Beatrix Potter Gallery

Our 525 service links into Stagecoach's 505 service from Hawkshead, which links into Coniston Launch's timetable. Please visit Go Lakes to see local bus timetables and route maps.

At Mountain Goat we are very proud of working with our partners to provide sustainable transport in the Lake District. In previous years we have received funding to help provide this service through the Drive Less, See More programme. 

Our Cross Lakes brochure is available to download on this page, from the link below the picture. If you have any queries please on our service please email or telephone 015394 45161. Alternatively check out the Lake District National Park Authorities website.