A fresh water wreck dive on the west side of Lake Windermere.
You can either drive down the minor road down the west side of Lake Windermere from the northern (Ambleside) end, or the southern (Newby Bridge) end. Alternatively you can take the car ferry across the lake from Bowness, turning right as you come off the ferry. The nearest post code is LA22 0LR but that covers a wide area so a sat nav is unlikely to take you to exactly the right spot. The exact location can be viewed here.
Parking is in a small layby on the roadside just a short distance north of the dive site. You can no longer park on the grass by the dive site itself due to wooden posts being inserted along the side of the road to stop parking.
None at the dive site. There are public toilets at the ferry landing point, and a National Trust cafe near to the landing point.
Dive Site Access
We enter the water by the small L shaped stone jetty, and follow a bearing of 105 degrees.
Suitable for all grades of qualified divers, but good buoyancy control is essential to avoiding touching and stirring up the silty bottom.
In the water
The wreck lies at about 12 metres depth. As with all the lakes, it can be dark in the water so a good torch is essential.
Site specific hazards
Care should be taken walking down the road as there is likely to be traffic. Windermere is a busy lake so consideration should be give as to what steps to take to avoid boat traffic and other lake users. DSMBs should be carried and used if diving shallow. The bottom is very silty and easily stirred up, reducing visibility to almost zero.