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Views sought on extra Windermere water bus stops

Rowing boats line the banks of Lake Windermere
Image caption The aim is to boost transport opportunities on Windermere

Users of England's largest lake have been asked whether additional water bus stops are needed.

Letters have been sent to Windermere boat owners and shore-side residents which also ask where future jetties could be situated.

The Lake District National Park Authority wants to improve sustainable transport options on the lake.

If extra stops are felt to be needed, the costs would be met by a £4.8m government fund awarded in July 2011.

People have until 20 February to comment on the plans.

Steve Tatlock, from the authority, said: "We are constantly working to improve and increase opportunities for visitors to move around without necessarily using their cars.

"We would like to see if there is a case for making changes such as enhancing or re-locating existing jetties or developing new ones to make it easier to get to attractions, places where people stay and the wider countryside.

"When the survey results have been analysed we will be in a much stronger position to prioritise sites of improvement."

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