Busy Bowness-on-Windermere….

Well storm Erik hit and raged through the night, bringing a lot of rain (the noisy kind!) and howling through the trees but I’m pleased to say apart from the odd little tremor and a couple of twigs hitting the roof we remained snug and safe, mostly sleeping soundly. It remained quite gusty through the morning but died down around lunchtime as we were heading over to Bowness.

We parked up at the south end of town for an outrageous £4 as all the free parking was taken (note to self – don’t come again at the weekend or park outside town and walk!). I had it in my head that you could walk around the Lake, a sort of Coastal Path around the lake and was quite disappointed to find that this is not the case! The town itself would be nice for a mooch, with lots of shops and galleries and more than it’s fair share of cafes and pubs but was much too busy for us.

So headed northwards out of town, frustratingly though the road was busy and with only a narrow footpath, not that pleasant to walk along and only glimpses of Lake Windermere. We soon gave up on the idea and joined the throngs of people wandering along the small bit of frontage where all the ferries and boat trips set off from. Found a quiet bench and I enjoyed a cup of tea and a bun whilst Poppydog twitched away at all the ducks and geese eagerly awaiting being fed.

We did find a stretch of footpath heading south of town a short way to the Ferry, so ambled along there before calling it a day.

Two thoughts of the day:

Having looked at the map, there are quite a few stretches of footpath running along different sections of the shoreline, so next time we will head for one of those.

I think there should be footpaths all the way round the main lakes – don’t you?

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