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A short walk out of Bowness

Fifteen to twenty minutes effort takes you from the centre of Bowness and up Brantfell Road to this... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
ScotlandAliH
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Westhill, United Kingdom
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Best view of Windermere Lake ...

We do this walk each time we come to the Lakes. It's a short sharp climb to get a fantastic view... read more

Reviewed 10 June 2018
machinmad
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Fifteen to twenty minutes effort takes you from the centre of Bowness and up Brantfell Road to this wonderful viewpoint from which you can see almost all of Windermere. There is a whole network of paths heading off in various directions as you make your...More

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Reviewed 10 June 2018

We do this walk each time we come to the Lakes. It's a short sharp climb to get a fantastic view right down the length of the Lake. We were lucky enough to watch RAF planes skirt down the Lake on training exercise. Once you...More

1  Thank machinmad
Reviewed 7 June 2018

Started this walk from the town, initially worried about the difficulty of this after reading some reviews. No problem for us, great views at the top but we would have preferred a longer walk! Will try a different and longer walk when visiting the area...More

1  Thank Tibbyhatton
Reviewed 1 June 2018

A short but sometimes steep walk is rewarded with some lovely picture postcard views of lake Windermere and the distant mountains. It certainly blew the cobwebs off this two semi-fit fifty somethings. Be prepared to be stared at by wary sheep and to negotiate the...More

Thank hayjon68
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Absolutely loved it! Did the walk because of other reviews and was well prepared for it, complete with a little picnic. The weather was beautiful and the panoramic view was worth the steep-ish (if one is not all that fit) walk. I also enjoyed freely...More

2  Thank Louella L
Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

This was a local walk when stopping in Bowness, with spectacular views over the whole of Lake Windermere.

Thank Steve S
Reviewed 11 May 2018

Join the walk from the center of Bowness (head to the Royal Oak pub and keep walking uphill right to the top of the road, you'll see a gate to go through with signposts) an easy walk will take you up past Post Knott (not...More

4  Thank WeTravelAtDawn
Reviewed 6 May 2018

This walk is easy to find at the top of Brantfell Road. The first part of the walk is uphill naturally, but is fine for most able-bodied people, not too strenuous. The walk is well signposted at the beginning but once you are nearing the...More

2  Thank Graham_Anita
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Great and easy walk to work off some calories and get some fresh air. Beautiful views and takes circa 1.15 hours

1  Thank katie26
Reviewed 7 April 2018

The walk up to Post-Knott and then to Brant fell was enjoyable despite the rainy and cold weather. It gets quite windy after post-knott but the views from the top are splendid.

Thank Tachyphoenix
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Gillygoo78
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You couldn't get to the top of the fell with any kind of pram. It's very steep and I don't think some could manage it on foot.
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