Rayrigg WoodA Hidden Windermere Gem

The Lake District is rightly famed for its excellent walks, hikes and cycling routes, but some areas do go a little under the radar. One of the very best of these is Rayrigg Wood, an area of superb natural beauty nestled away just off Cornbirthwaite Road between Windermere and Bowness.

Access is along a small path directly off the main road, so it probably isn't a surprise that Rayrigg Wood can go unnoticed but take the path and you will find yourself in enclosed area of absolute, unspoiled natural beauty. Wander down to the stream under the canopy of the trees and you immediately feel completely removed from the outside world. It's just you and the rush of the water.

At this particular time of year, with autumn heading into the upcoming winter, the colours are breathtaking. Yellows, golds, greens and browns surround you on all sides, enveloping you in this most beautiful of the natural seasons. It is a great place to take the dog, the kids, or for a romantic stroll just for the two of you.

Carry on through the far side of the wood and you are rewarded by a view of the lake over the Rayrigg Wyke, truly a walk to remember.

Your perfect base to enjoy local gems like Rayrigg Wood, along with many others, is the luxury Hawksmoor Lakeland Guest House. This family run B+B is conveniently situated in Bowness-on-Windermere, giving you great access to walks and local amenities. For the more adventurous outdoor types among you, the Hawksmoor also caters for cyclists, with secure on-site storage for your bikes and boots after a long day on the local trails.

Posted by Hawksmoor Admin