Sally's favourite winter walk in Bowness-on-Windermere


Winter is the perfect time to visit the Lake District with so many fantastic walks for everyone to enjoy from kids to grown-ups. The air is crisp and fresh and the views are magical with frost appearing on the fells and mist surrounding the mountain tops. 

Sunset over Brant

If you're visiting Bowness-on-Windermere, we recommend a winter walk up Brant Fell. This is a fairly easy walk and from Bowness-on-Windermere town you can reach the heights of Brant Fell in just over an hour. You can also park at Glebe Road above Windermere lake for free and start the walk from there. The walk will lead you down various paths including pavements, roads, stone tracks, grassy paths and stiles.

Gate posts on the top of Brant Fell

From the summit you can enjoy a spectcular view out over Windermere to the Coniston fells and the central heights of the Lake District up to Fairfield. This is a great walk for dogs too!

Mulled Wine and Mince Pies

Bowness-on-Windermere has fabulous pubs, many of which are pet-friendly and have wonderful open fires to relax by. If you've just finished the walk up Brant Fell, you'll be ready to enjoy a warm glass of something. What could be better than a mug of mulled wine at The Royal Oak conveniently set in the heart of Bowness-on-Windermere?

Lounge with wood burner in Tanyard Cottage

Looking for somewhere to stay this winter near Bowness-on-Windermere, Tanyard Cottage is one of our new Lake District cottages and is perfectly located for exploring the area. Click here to view this cottage and for more information.