On a somewhat blustery day we visited Gummer’s How, at the southern end of Windermere.  It’s just a short 5 minute drive up the hill from Fell Foot Park, which is owned by the National Trust.  Stop off there before or after your walk to enjoy the lake shore, adventure playground and cafe.

We parked in the free car park at grid reference 389875 on map OS7.  Cross the road and you’ll find the start of the footpath on your left.  It’s easy to navigate, one obvious footpath straight to the top of Gummer’s How.

The walk is approximately 1.5 miles out and back and offers some beautiful views of Windermere, Claife Heights, the distant fells and Morecambe Bay.  It’s an easy hill to climb, but with a real sense of achieving something when you get to the top.  Perfect for little legs, but not pram or wheelchair friendly.

Our eldest (4) enjoyed climbing on the rocky steps and jumping in the muddy puddles, whilst our youngest (2) spent most of the time shouting “poo” at the top of her voice every time she saw a cow pat!

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