Mountain Goat (bus company)

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Mountain Goat
Mountain Goat logo.png
Slogan Better by Goat / The Best Way To See Lakeland
Founded 1972
Headquarters Windermere
Service area Lake District
Service type Coach tours
Destinations Bowness on Windermere
Coniston
Grasmere
Kendal
Windermere
Hubs Windermere
Website Official website

Mountain Goat[1] is a bus operator and travel company based in Windermere in the Lake District.

History[edit]

Mountain Goat was established in 1972 operating minibus tours to the more remote parts of the Lake District.[2] In 2014, the company won a tender to develop the main tourist centre in Windermere from South Lakeland District Council, spending £150,000 on redevelopment.[3] The company supports the use of the local workforce to run the centre in order to make visitors more welcome.[4]

Services[edit]

The company runs a service for foot passengers crossing the lake from Bowness-on-Windermere to Hill Top.[5] This is route number 525, and runs between Ferry House and Hawkshead. You can also take the 525 from Hawkshead, where it does a round loop via Wray Castle.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Companies House extract company no 2862284 Mountain Goat Limited
  2. ^ Our Story Mountain Goat
  3. ^ "Chief exec of Visit England to re-open Windermere's tourist information centre". Westmorland Gazette. 17 March 2015. Retrieved 30 April 2015. 
  4. ^ "Windermere tourist centre given lifeline by bus firm". BBC News. 5 November 2014. 
  5. ^ "Hill Top – How to get here". National Trust. Retrieved 30 April 2015. 

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