5 great fell walks near Windermere
PUBLISHED: 09:51 06 March 2018 | UPDATED: 11:47 25 April 2020
Lake Windermere is over 10 miles long and is surrounded by a several beautiful fells, we pick some of our favourite walks that are ideal for anyone visiting the area.
This walk starts out in the tourist hotspot of Bowness, but instead of heading to Lake Windermere, it heads east to enjoy the views from School Knott.
Start out at the town of Windermere and make your way to the top of Orrest Head where you will be rewarded with views of Scafell Pike and Great Gable as well as the jagged outline of the Langdale Pikes and the wave-crest outline of the Kentmere range.
This starts and ends at Gummer's How car park near the top of Fell Foot Brow has woodland, Tarns and craggy fellsides.
Finsthwaite and Rusland Valley
Finsthwaite is in the south-west end of Windermere, just a few miles north of Newby Bridge. This walk explores the Rusland Valley with the Old Man of Coniston constantly on the horizon.
Wansfell and Troutbeck Circuit
Start out near Stock Ghyll Force in Ambleside and head out towards Wansfell Summit before a long descent towards Troutbeck and back to your start.
All the routes were correct at the time of publication, over time access to certain parts of the walk may be subject to change.