Bowness - Orrest Head - Yews - Dales Way - Bowness

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Bowness-on-Windermere – Windermere - Orrest Head – Mislet – Black Moss – Yews – Hag End - Dales Way - Bowness-on-Windermere

The route rises to Orrest Head and the superb prospect which so inspired the poet Wordsworth... 'A universe of nature's fairest forms' is how he described it – and one can certainly see his point as one gazes down on lovely Lake Windermere.

From here the walker traverses delightful countryside and quiet little lanes, passing through or close by the farms of Mislet, Black Moss, Yews, Hag End and Matson Ground, to return via the Dales Way. The walk is described from the pier and promenade at Bowness-on-Windermere, but one could equally well begin from Windermere Railway Station (opposite Waymark 06), so reducing the distance to a little over seven miles and also avoiding the climb from Bowness by catching the bus back up to Windermere instead. Whichever option one chooses, the views are fantastic!

Information for Dog Owners: subject always to the normal precautions to be observed by dog-owners when walking in sheep country, this walk is considered suitable for biddable dogs.

England - North England - Cumbria - Lake District - South East


Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Church, Flowers, Food Shop, Gift Shop, Good for Kids, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Lake/Loch, Museum, Play Area, Pub, Public Transport, Restaurant, Stately Home, Tea Shop, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland
03/08/2010 - Neil Titmuss

My Wife and I have just completed this interesting walk. I should like to point out that where the Dales way starts on this walk at the Hagg End Farm, there is now also a tea room and B&B. We stopped for a cup of tea and a chat with the owner, who was very friendly. Only one pound for a large mug of Yorkshire tea. Fantastic!

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