Location and Travel Information
On this page, you can find all the information needed to travel to the conference venue and activities nearby if you plan to visit any of the local tourist attractions.
The conference is being held at the Low Wood Bay Hotel, which is located in the beautiful Lake District national park in the north-west of England. This area is protected as an area outstanding natural beauty. The venue is positioned on the shores of Lake Windermere, which is approximately 17 km long and only 2 km across at its widest point, making it England's largest lake. Its name comes from the Scandinavian for 'lake of a man called Vinandr'. The Lake District, and in particular the area around Windermere, is a popular location for tourists from the UK and from overseas.
The conference venue address is: Low Wood Bay Hotel, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 1LP, United Kingdom (find on Google Maps).
The website for the venue can be found here.
Conference delegates are required to book their own accomodation, but it is recommended to wait until the registration payment has been processed.
Accomodation is available at the Low Wood Bay Hotel itself on a first-come first-served basis. There are more than 100 bedrooms but please book soon to avoid disappointment. Delegates must contact the Low Wood Bay Hotel directly to secure and pay for their accomodation, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and quote the reference number: 842762. Alternativley, delegates can phone: +44 (0)15394 39431 between Monday and Friday (9am to 5pm) using the same reference number. Free car parking for those staying at the Low Wood Hotel is available to the rear of the venue.
Otherwise, there are many hotels and bed & breakfasts in the local area, particularly in nearby villages and the towns of Windermere and Ambleside. You can also find alternative accomodation in local area by visiting the Lake District website.
Travel to the Lake District
International Travel to the UK
Flying to either Manchester Airport or Birmingham Airport is recommended. Both of these international airports are located on a major train line and so subsequent travel to the Lake District is simplified. The Lake District is a remote part of the UK and travel by train from these airports may take between 2 and 3 hours. Delegates are advised to ensure that all necessary visa requirements are completed before they travel to the UK.
Travel within the UK
From either recommended airport, travel by train can be made to Windermere train station in the Lake District. Please note that from either recommended airport there is not a direct train service, and a change of train is likely required at Oxenholme Lake District station. Train tickets can be purchased 3 months in advance from the National Rail website.
The conference venue is located about half way between the small towns of Windermere and Ambleside on the A591 main road (find on Google Maps). The 505, 555 and 599 bus services run regularly between the two towns and there is a bus stop directly outside the front entrance to the Low Wood Bay hotel. The journey from Windermere train station to the conference venue takes approximately 10 minutes by bus and so travel by taxi is also possible (and relatively inexpensive). PDF timetables are available from the Stagecoach website, but delegates are advised that the bus stop outside the Low Wood Bay hotel is not always listed as a major bus stop. Please note that this bus service may only accept British sterling (£) coins as payment. Please contact the LOC by email if you have any questions concerning travel.
Free car parking for those staying at the Low Wood Hotel is available to the rear of the venue. If delegates are travelling to the Lake District in a group, including those travelling from abroad, note that car rental may be a cheaper option than travel by train.
You can find out more information about the surrounding area (including local travel information) by visiting Lake District website.