A three day itinerary for a short break in Windermerecalming waters and the atmospheric forests

Though you'll find plenty in Windermere to keep you occupied for weeks, work commitments stop many of our guests from visiting for an extended length of time. The Lake District is one of those places that you'll struggle to leave once you've fallen in love with the rolling hills, the calming waters and the atmospheric forests, but with just two nights and three days in Windermere, here's one way to spend your time:

Day One:

Pack a few snacks, set off and make your way to Windermere, arriving at lunch time. At 1pm, check in to your Lake District B&B accommodation and walk down towards Bowness Bay. A gentle 20 minute stroll, stopping at a shop along the way to pick up a sandwich, will get you to the shore in time for a late lunch as you admire the scenery and greet the local ducks. After lunch, you'll have time to walk to the World of Beatrix Potter and to enjoy this attraction for all ages. Call in to one of the many local pubs for an evening meal, then return to your B&B room.

Day Two:

Enjoy a slow and lazy morning. Aim to be at Bowness Bay shortly after 11am, again with a picnic lunch. Today, tackle the Bowness to Waterhead section of the Windermere Way (http://www.windermere-way.co.uk/route/north_east.html). You won't find a better way to fully appreciate the beauty of the area. The walk should take around 5 hours. At the end, take a steamer across the lake back into Bowness for a well-deserved pizza at a charming Italian restaurant, such as Rastelli's or Caffe Riva.

Day three:

Check out by 11am, though the earlier the better to make the most of your day. Take a boat from Bowness Bay to Lakeside, and visit the Lakeside Aquarium. Then, ride the Lakeside & Haverthwaite Steam Railway into Haverthwaite itself. There you can visit the Lakeland Motor Museum, enjoy a bite to eat at the Station Restaurant and make the return journey to Bowness to end your break.

Posted by Hawksmoor Admin