Cockshot Point stroll from Bowness on Windermere

The compact centre of Bowness on Windermere and the waterfront hides a short very pleasant walk away from the crowds. The paths are either pavement or other hard surfaces so is suitable for most mobility scooters, and pushchairs.

The walk starts just down from the town centre at the water front where Windermere Cruises call in on their tours of the lake. You follow Glebe Road part way round and mostly beside the lake with views to Belle Isle just off the shore. Belle Isle is the largest and only inhabited island on Windermere. Northwards the view is to the fells of the Fairfield Horseshoe and Wansfell Pike which stand over Ambleside. You soon leave the road to head for Cockshot Point. At the far end you can watch the car ferry make its crossings back and forth to Far Sawrey. You then start heading back along hard surfaced tracks and tarmac between greenspaces and the cemetery to the water front.

There is parking available in Glebe Road, and a number of pay and display car parks which are signed from the main roads.