WINDERMERE Lake Cruises is relaunching sailings from Brockhole – with discounts for Cumbria residents.

Cumbrian locals are being offered the chance to rediscover the landscape on their doorsteps with the cruises for half the usual price.

Free Windermere Lake Cruises residents’ passes mean people can enjoy 50 per cent off all scheduled weekday boat services from now until May 17.

Due to the pandemic, this is the first time it has been possible to reinstate residents’ passes since 2019.

As well as full lake cruises and regular sailings linking Bowness with Ambleside and Lakeside, the discount is available for joint tickets with the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway.

The passes are free to anyone living in CA or LA postcode areas, which cover the whole of Cumbria and a large area of North Lancashire. Lancaster University and University of Cumbria students are also eligible to apply, by presenting their Student Union card.

Windermere Lake Cruises will resume scheduled stop-offs at Brockhole from this Saturday, May 1, as part of regular ‘red cruise’ sailings between Bowness and Ambleside and vice versa.

Jennifer Cormack from Windermere Lake Cruises, said: "We are excited to continue building back our services, with the return of regular stop-offs from Brockhole.

"The route linking the north end of England’s longest lake also complements regular ‘yellow cruises’ which are already operating both ways between Bowness and Lakeside.

“For local people wanting to ease themselves into summer, it costs absolutely nothing to sign up for one of our residents' passes, so they’re an ideal way to rediscover some of the great Lake District sights on their doorstep without breaking the bank.”