A powerful weekend on Lake Windermere

The first power boat racing events of 2017 will be taking place on Lake Windermere on July 8th.

This will be the fourth year in succession powerboating has returned to Lake Windermere since the 10 knot per hour speed limit was introduced in 2005. It is one of the two chances to witness power boats in full stride in 2017, the other date being in September. Organised by Windermere Motor Boat Racing Club, it attracts power boat owners and racers throughout the UK.

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And with the hopefully stunning weather, Windermere and Bowness will be buzzing with activity both on and off shore. Watch the racing from Windermere Motor Boat Racing Club, Ghyll Head, Bowness on Windermere from 12 noon until 5pm.

Windermere Village is getting quite a name for itself for food. In the last couple of years various cafes, restaurants and bars have opened each offering something different to the next but what they all have in common is taste and quality. Look to the Crafty Baa for craft beer fans, Homeground Coffee for breakfast and branch and Windermere Pig for quirky yet traditional British pub fayre.

Where to stay? Well Windermere again has a lot to offer whilst getting away from the hustle and bustle of Bowness and the lake. Windermere village just off the A591 road, has a train station with links to the West Coast Mainline and is just a 15 stroll down to the lake and Bowness. Applegarth Villa offers luxury accommodation perfect for post race relaxation. A hotel with rooms and suites with hot tubs, a restaurant and a bar. Visit http://www.lakesapplegarth.co.uk for more information.