Whichever description best suits your walking preference, the area around Windermere has plenty of routes. As the largest and most visited National Park in England, the Lake District's stunning scenery provides a wonderful backdrop to walking, whatever the pace and distance!
For a short walk you could stroll up to Orrest Head from the town of Windermere itself, giving you an excellent vista of the Southern Lakes from 784 feet above sea level.
If you prefer a longer outing, Windermere's Western Shore route offers stunning views across the lake to Bowness, and beyond to the Troutbeck Hills. Passing along a wooded shoreline, across pebbly beaches there is plenty to explore and perfect spots for picnicking and relaxing.
The stony tracks and sheer drops of Scafell Pike provide a challenge for the more experienced hiker - but on a still day the breath-taking reflection of sky and surrounds in Wast Water make a fantastic reward for the effort!
The unique situation and sometimes unpredictable weather in the Lake District ensures that walkers should take particular care. Comfortable clothing is advised, and waterproofs are essential. Sturdy boots with strong, tracked soles are another must. Accommodation that appreciates the needs of walkers is invaluable; here at the Hawksmoor Lakeland Guest House we are exceptionally walker-friendly, with a boot room and drying room in the event that you are caught in an impromptu shower! We also supply a free flask top-up to ensure that your day bag is suitably equipped with warm drinks.
Taking a walk or hiking in the lake district is something that must be ticked off the bucket list at some point in your life! whether it be this year or at a later date, make sure you book a room with us here at the Hawksmoor Guest House for a great nights sleep and brilliant breakfast in the morning.
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