Bowness-on-Windermere, situated on the banks of Lake Windermere in Cumbria, has been a tourist hotspot since the arrival of the railways in the 1800s, and continues to be popular to this day. Its natural beauty combined with its fascinating history and rolling countryside make it an idyllic location for a break.
The best way to absorb this magnificent part of England is by taking one of its many memorable walking or cycling routes which sprawl around the countryside and around Lake Windermere's banks.
The western shore of Lake Windermere has some excellent cycling routes that are also suitable for young children. Simply hop on the Windermere car ferry and you can cross the lake to enjoy its western shore. If you don't have a bike with you, there are plenty of opportunities to hire bikes from several shops within the town.
You can enjoy a family cycle to Wray Castle, or enjoy Grizedale Forest with its mountain bike forest trails, or a more sedate track from Skelwith Bridge to Elterwater.
Of course, there are plenty of cycling routes around the town to choose from too, ranging in length and difficulty. If you want to cycle somewhere beyond, you can simply hop on the 800 "Bike Bus" service, which will let you explore the wider Lake District.
Here at Hawksmoor Lakeland Guest House, we have a secure cycling shed and a boot room, and after a long day's hiking or cycling you can unwind in the Lake District Spa, which guests staying with us can make use of.
Posted by Hawksmoor Admin