Georgian roundhouse on Belle Isle, Windermere copyright LDNPA

Miles Without Stiles 5: Bowness to Cockshott Point

Details

Route type: For all. This is a pleasant circular route around the busy waterfront area of Bowness and the quieter shoreline around Cockshott Point - OS Explorer Map OL7

Distance: 2 km, 1.2 miles

Start and end point: Glebe Road car parks - grid ref. SD 398966 via Ferry Nab - grid ref. SD 398959

Facilities: Toilets, caf├ęs and hotels in Bowness

Getting there: Bus: regular service from Windermere to Bowness, linking with Windermere railway station. Car: A592 or A5074 to Bowness

Route

Park at the side of Glebe Road, or in one of the car parks next to the road. Follow the road left. When Glebe Road bears to the left, carry straight on through a gate and into fields.

Cockshott Point is a short distance to the right, but is not easily reached by wheelchair users because it crosses a grassy field. Wheelchair users should stay on the surfaced path which emerges from the trees and leads into an open meadow, with lovely lake views. There are benches here, where you can look across to Belle Isle and watch the boats and car ferry.

Carry on to a wide, wheelchair accessible, kissing gate. Continuing south brings you out to Ferry Nab and a hive of boat activity. Head back north to the kissing gate and continue along the smooth path to Glebe Road. Cross this and head into Rectory Road. This is closed to through traffic and will bring you back past the churchyard to the Information Centre in Bowness.

Map

Map - Bowness to Cockshott Point route