14th July 2016

There has been a call locally for the speed limit on Windermere to be doubled from 10 mph to 20 mph.

Friends of the Lake Districts stance on this is as follows:

  • We believe that the current management of the Lake works well for the majority of users.
  • Windermere is now a more tranquil and safer place for a much wider range of people to enjoy.
  • There has been an increase in the popularity of other recreational activities, such as sailing, canoeing and open water swimming, since the byelaws were introduced.
  • Whilst some local businesses were undeniably  affected when the byelaws came into force in 2005, many businesses have grown up around the Lake building on other non-powered recreational activities, such a sailing, canoeing and open water swimming. 

If you have any questions about this issue please contact Alison Lax on Alison-lax@fld.org.uk or on 01539 720788