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Bowness-on-Windermere

Cumbria


Slow Ways linking Bowness-on-Windermere and Coniston, Crosthwaite, Kendal, Lakeside, Windermere

England / Cumbria / Bowness-on-Windermere

Bowness-on-Windermere’s five Slow Ways are 50% checked

Drawn: 5/5
reviewed: 3/5
verified: 1/5
and surveyed: 1/5

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Walk to Bowness-on-Windermere from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Bowness-on-Windermere—Crosthwaite
Bowcro one Pioneer me Distance 11km/7mi Ascent 306m Descent 297m
Bowness-on-Windermere—Crosthwaite
Bowcro two Review me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent - Descent -
Bowness-on-Windermere—Kendal
Bowken one Pioneer me Distance 18km/11mi Ascent 547m Descent 548m
Bowness-on-Windermere—Windermere
Bowwin one

Enjoy me Distance 2km/1mi Ascent 1m Descent 73m
Bowness-on-Windermere—Windermere
Bowwin two Enjoy me Distance 3km/2mi Ascent - Descent -
Coniston—Bowness-on-Windermere
Conbow one Pioneer me Distance 16km/10mi Ascent 436m Descent 441m
Lakeside—Bowness-on-Windermere
Lakbow one Verify me Distance 12km/8mi Ascent 216m Descent 207m

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Collective progress

61% of Bowness-on-Windermere’s five route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

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drawn

4/7

reviewed

4/7

surveyed

2/7

verified

9 people have contributed to Bowness-on-Windermere’s Slow Ways

1 people have pledged to walk and review a route

4 people have surveyed a route in Bowness-on-Windermere

27km out of 72km have been walked and reviewed

67km of reviews have been shared in Bowness-on-Windermere

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Overall, the pavements are wide, well surfaced and lit, with the exception being once in Bowness town, where they are narrower and subject to congestion. For those wishing to take a quieter, less direct route, Bowwin Two would be preferable....

Dannywith

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An excellent route and not much longer than Bowwin1, which takes the shortest route along the main road. Much quieter and through leafy suburbs, posh houses and a short stretch of woodland before entering Bowness through a back street....

Paul Chilcott

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As it follows the main road between the two places, I would imagine there is often a lot of traffic, but as we did this one at night, it was not too busy (but no photos worth including)....

Paul Chilcott

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The wall it is stuck to may be private property but the steps from one pavement to the other is surely the highway....

Tim Ryan

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Plenty of pubs cafes and shops and with views of Windermere and the surrounding hills....

Tim Ryan

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A mixture of quiet country lanes, field and riverside footpaths, and rather nice Lake District homes (holiday or permanent), brought me to quite a climb, past Thornyfields, and then along a very rocky bridleway, which featured a large puddle!...

Mary Oz

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Bowness-on-Windermere—Crosthwaite

Mary Oz added Bowcro two, a new walk from Bowness-on-Windermere to Crosthwaite

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What a great walk! Starting at Lakeside where there is an Aquarium, café and hotel. The route takes you to the left of the Lakeside Hotel on road side before branching off into countryside. Part of the route is now benefiting from a new cycle path with a few gates. Onwards it heads along tree sheltered pathways and alongside the lake. Beautiful views of the lake and fells. Some time further on you will approach the ferry which takes you across the lake towards Bowness. A short walk takes you into Bowness where there are ample shops and a good bus network...

Anthony Aldred

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A nice quiet little walk gently uphill from Bowness to Windermere Starting at the junction in Bowness where the Magic Roundabout cafe is. A short walk later passing the bowling green and rugby club. Onwards through pleasant woodland onto a road with large houses which is very quiet, left at the junction and left again on college road back around Windermere town centre to the train station, bus pick up point and Booths. A recommended short...

Anthony Aldred

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On reaching the western side, the route follows the lovely lake, sometimes on quiet roads, and sometimes on gorgeous footpaths next to the lake or through woods. I was tempted to drop a star because of this road section, but as far as I can tell, there is very little alternative, the land owners around here are very exclusive; and overall the route is gorgeous!...

Mary Oz

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Easy short, accessible route that we walked from Windermere bus station (after getting an open topped bus in from Ambleside). Although on the main road, so quite a few cars but plenty of green, shops and cafes on the way. It’s downhill as well… :-)...

Gismay

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Pleasant easy walk between towns, but not a walk if you want to go rambling in the countryside....

Linz

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The Bowness end of the route is a bit tricky and less attractive through an estate - I'd suggest using Lake Road to get between Longlands Road and the centre of Bowness....

Luke Reader

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This is the main road route between Windermere and Bowness so presents no problem with navigation....

Jo Wood

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This is a short route as Bowness is essentially a suburb of Windermere but the route is a pleasant one that avoids the exceedingly busy main road connecting the two....

Jo Wood

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Bowness-on-Windermere

Mary Oz surveyed Bowness-on-Windermere

View facilities

A lot of people go to the town of Windermere expecting to see England’s largest lake. They usually end up driving or walking to Bowness....

Mary Oz

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The bulk of the route though, is the quiet and lovely Longlands Road, a great alternative to the main road....

Mary Oz

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Bowness-on-Windermere—Windermere

Andrew Dillon added Bowwin two, a new walk from Bowness-on-Windermere to Windermere

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Bowness-on-Windermere—Crosthwaite

Slow Ways added Bowcro one, a new walk from Bowness-on-Windermere to Crosthwaite

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Bowness-on-Windermere—Kendal

Slow Ways added Bowken one, a new walk from Bowness-on-Windermere to Kendal

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Bowness-on-Windermere—Windermere

Slow Ways added Bowwin one, a new walk from Bowness-on-Windermere to Windermere

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Coniston—Bowness-on-Windermere

Slow Ways added Conbow one, a new walk from Coniston to Bowness-on-Windermere

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Lakeside—Bowness-on-Windermere

Slow Ways added Lakbow one, a new walk from Lakeside to Bowness-on-Windermere

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Bowness-on-Windermere’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SD4034096952

Lat / Lon

54.36459° / -2.91969°

Easting / Northing

340,340E / 496,952N

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Facilities

Users have reported that the following facilities can be found within 1km of Bowness-on-Windermere's meeting point

Public toilet

Wheelchair accessible toilet

Supermarket or convenience shop

Restaurant, cafe or pub

Accommodation

Accommodation for under £50 a night

Campsite

Bothy

Free wifi

Mobility scooter hire

Off-road wheelchair hire

Disabled Parking

Train station

Bus stop

Ferry

Official ‘Walkers are Welcome’ town

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