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
Hubs Windermere
Website Official website

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


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]


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.


  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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