Accessible trails in WindermereHolidays in the Lake District are all about enjoying the great outdoors

Holidays in the Lake District are all about enjoying the great outdoors. If you have limited mobility, use a wheelchair or carry youngsters in a pushchair, it can be challenging knowing which paths are easily accessible, without having to traverse stiles, steps or uneven ground. With a bit of forward planning, however, you can enjoy an active holiday without any difficulties.

Choose a hotel that is in the heart of the action with easy-access ground-floor accommodation. Here at the Hawksmoor Lakeland Guest House, we offer four ground floor rooms with no steps from the car park.

There are currently over 40 'Miles without Styles' trails across the Lake District, suitable for people with limited mobility, wheelchair users or families with pushchairs.

Windermere's Western Shores route offers a smooth stone track with far-reaching views across to Bowness and the Troutbeck Hills. A five mile accessible trail begins at Ferry House and is also suitable for recumbent or hand-pedal bikes.

A shorter circular trail of just over one mile can be enjoyed around the waterfront area of Bowness and the shoreline of Cockshott Point. The route starts and ends at Glebe Road car park. A flat, surfaced path dotted with ample benches makes this accessible route a pleasure, with attractive views all round.

For breathtaking views across Windermere, the three mile trail that starts at Red Nab car park and ends at Wray Castle is ideal for anyone limited by mobility. It hugs the wooded shore of Windermere and brings you out at the tranquil Wray Castle.

Posted by Hawksmoor Admin