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Windermere - Walking Around the Lake

Cumbria

51 km / 32 miles
A circuit of the whole of Lake Windermere, England's longest and largest natural lake, which can also be done in stages. Much of the lake shoreline is privately owned, on the eastern side especially where there is little shore access. The route keeps as close to the lake as is sensible, though at times is up to a mile from it, with the compensation of some good viewpoints not only of the lake but of the fells and more distantly the Howgills, the Pennines and Morecambe Bay. In total there is about 4700ft (1435m) of ascent, mostly gradual.

Among the points of interest are Jenkin's Crag, Holehird with its gardens, Townend house, Orrest Head, Bowness, Gummer's How - the highest point, Fell Foot, Stott Park Heights, Rawlinson Nab, Ferry House opposite Bowness, Claife Heights and Wray Castle.

The publication describes the route in detail in a clockwise direction, with a briefer anticlockwise alternative. The route is split into four or five sections conveniently arranged for steamer/ferry and bus links and with some lower level options. There is a rail link to Windermere.


Details:

Path Type: Other Paths
Attributes: Challenging
Lake/Reservoir/Loch
Moorland
Charity
Start and Finish: NY376031 - Waterhead Pier, Waterhead, Cumbria View on StreetMap
Open Date: 2007
Web Sites: Windermere Way : route

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Guidebook Windermere : walking around the lake  (Carnegie Publishing  - 2006 )
Guidebook Windermere Way : map and guide  (Windermere Way  - 2003 )

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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
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Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
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Route Profile:

51.0 km (31.7 miles)
1,357 m (4,452 ft) ascent
303 m (994 ft)  maximum height

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