Mallard, approaching Ferry Nab, Lake Windermere, Sat 23 July 2011. The Windermere ferry was built in 1990, is owned by Cumbria County Council and is operated by Amey Infrastructure Services. It links Ferry Nab, on the eastern side of the lake, with Far Sawrey, a distance of just over one quarter of a mile. The route forms part of the B5285 road. The ferry is guided by blue nylon cables, as seen at left.