Cockshott Point, Bowness-on-Windermere

Cockshott Point, Bowness on Windermere offers a lovely, easy, pushchair friendly walk.

This is a looped walk, approx 1.5km in distance, with plenty of little lake shore beaches and rocks to explore. Start on OS map OL7 GR 397965. You can park for free in summer for 2 hours on the road side (get there early in peak times. In winter you can park for free all day).

Conveniently there’s also a soft play right next to the start, The Fun Factory. So if the weather turns the kids can let off some steam in there!

Walk west along the lake shore and explore the various coves and beaches around Cockshott Point. When you get to the end, turn right to have a pit stop at Dan’s shack. Or bring a picnic and enjoy the benches right next to the marina.  Turn left to complete the loop back to Glebe Road. This path is also great for bikes too!

You could extend this walk by continuing along the cemetery road into Bowness itself and then looping back around The Glebe and along the lake shore to the start of the walk. This adds approx another 1km onto the walk.

Or you could even get the ferry across the lake (near Dan’s shack).  This costs 50p per foot passenger and runs every 20 minutes.  Over on the other side of the lake you can explore the National Trust’s Claife Heights viewing station and cafe.  Plus discover yet more beaches on Windermere’s western shores.

And, if you really fancy going further afield, you can walk / bike north 3.5 miles to explore Wray Castle.  And get the steamer back to Bowness from there.

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