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Nice little walk close reach of Bowness

A pleasant and easy little walk that's within easy reach of Bowness and at the top of a 30 minute... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2018
Blisworth, United Kingdom
Nice walk

This is a very nice walk that takes you from the centre of Bowness to the top of the fell. It’s... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2018
Cris T
Heckmondwike, United Kingdom
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All reviews well worth the effort steep walk lovely walk worth the climb walking boots rewarding views circular route marked paths kendal road the royal oak pub walk takes up hill views of lake windermere brilliant views great morning knotts sheep
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Reviewed 1 September 2018

A pleasant and easy little walk that's within easy reach of Bowness and at the top of a 30 minute climb, great views of Lake Windermere.

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Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

This is a very nice walk that takes you from the centre of Bowness to the top of the fell. It’s steep in places so not suitable for the infirm, but can still be done by most people. Great views over Windermere and towards Barrow...More

1  Thank Cris T
Reviewed 17 August 2018

Easy walk about one hour up n down. In heart of bowness with great fell and lake views. Recommended for all.

Thank 66JaniceA
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Staying at a nearby B&B, this was one of 6 walks they recommended in the area. We set off with instructions, water and walking sticks! A gentle walk on the road to start with, followed by a track and through a kissing gate. The climb...More

Thank Helen H
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Well work the walk 360 views beautiful. It is steep and will take about 20 mins but once there it is outstanding

Thank Lesley W
Reviewed 31 July 2018

Well worth the walk. It is not at all difficult and would take less than 30 minutes from the centre of Bowness. The only steep part is walking up the road from the Main Street in the village,after that it is much easier. The views...More

Thank Audrey S
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

A nice little walk not far from the centre of Bowness with an amazing view at the end. If you get the opportunity, I'd definitely recommend this walk. Plus, if it's a nice day, take a picnic!

Thank Natasha O
Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

Fifteen to twenty minutes effort takes you from the centre of Bowness and up Brantfell Road to this wonderful viewpoint from which you can see almost all of Windermere. There is a whole network of paths heading off in various directions as you make your...More

1  Thank ScotlandAliH
Reviewed 10 June 2018

We do this walk each time we come to the Lakes. It's a short sharp climb to get a fantastic view right down the length of the Lake. We were lucky enough to watch RAF planes skirt down the Lake on training exercise. Once you...More

1  Thank machinmad
Reviewed 7 June 2018

Started this walk from the town, initially worried about the difficulty of this after reading some reviews. No problem for us, great views at the top but we would have preferred a longer walk! Will try a different and longer walk when visiting the area...More

1  Thank Tibbyhatton
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9 March 2016|
Response from b56c |
You couldn't get to the top of the fell with any kind of pram. It's very steep and I don't think some could manage it on foot.