There's two ways to get to Ambleside , you can walk up Mclver Lane at the side of the regent hotel opposite Water edge Inn, takes you into lake road where you walk up Into Ambleside, it's a good 10-15 minute stretch, or you can go the most buetiful scenic route across Borrans park, you walk up the road to the park, enter walk round the Roman forte stay to the left of the fort, follow the path round, across the road and follow directions to under loughrigg for a longer walk, a good forty minutes , or head back towards Borrans road and follow that onto the A593, into town. proberly about 30mins.
It's a bit of a stroll - but there is a shuttle bus which runs to the town centre and back if walking is not your thing.
Yes about 10 minutes it a nice walk also there is a bus that stops at water head pier cost £2 each but much nicer to walk hope that helps
Yes it's a pleasant 10 min walk, we would walk In with our dog, even in the rain
Yes - Ambleside is an easy walk away - you can make it a circular walk too