Nowhere is more popular in the Lake District and the waterfront and village at Bowness are often thronging with visitors. The choice of accommodation and restaurants is vast hence its popularity as a base. There are many quiet backwaters to the town and some good walking with lake views is just a few minutes away from the crowds. The routes we have devised try to incorporate lake views and one route includes a short but very pleasant passage on the Windermere cross-lake ferry to see the area from the other side of the lake.
|5 Easy to Follow Bowness Walks Pack £2.50|
Post Knott and Brantfell - A short walk to popular view point Post Knott and then onto Brantfell for an even better 360 degree view - lots of views on a short walk and not a great deal of strain!
Storrs and the Winster Valley - Quickly leave the bustle of Bowness to some very pleasant easy 'rambling' country through typical south Lakeland scenery - rough pastureland, woods, undulating meadows and the odd rocky outcrop and some classic old Lakeland farms along the way (and plenty of sheep...)
The Lake Shore and Claife Heights - Roughly three hours (dependent on your luck arriving for the ferry departures) of the Lake District everyone knows, the lake of Windermere, lush woodland, and the countryside that inspired Beatrix Potter around Sawrey. The short trip on the car ferry is all part of the attraction on this walk
'Windermere' - By which I mean the village not the lake although you will also do some lake shore walking before winding up quiet by ways to Windermere village. Sneak back to Bowness avoiding the main roads by heading through Sherrif's Walk woodland to arrive back in the centre of Bowness.
Biskey Howe - A beautiful peaceful walk perfect on a summer's evening taking in part of the well renowned Dales Way. Incorporates the viewpoint of Biskey Howe for a cracking lake view.