Saturday 3 July 2004


Bike ride from Bowness Ferry Car Park (SD 398 959) - starting 9.30 am. 

Here are details of the route and a map. 
Call us on 07968 122170 if you are coming but running late.  


Martin and Sue

Cycle ride around Windermere from Bowness

Route Summary

1 -> 2 -> 1

Bowness bike ride - statistics Bowness bike ride - route profile


1 (SD 398 959) Car Park at Bowness, on the right before the ferry, 9.30am.

1 -> 2 (16.74 Km) Take the main road through Bowness and Windermere, turning right onto the A591. Go up and over the hill, and turn first left down quiet lane to Heaning and Mislet. Go straight on at cross roads with seat, to T-junction. Turn left, then 2nd right after 200m - Dubbs Road. Climb this bridleway, past the reservoir. Turn left at hairpin overlooking Troutbeck and caravansite. Hairpin right at gate, then left into caravansite.

Turn left onto main road, right at church, up into the village. Turn left at the top to the post office, then take bridleway up to the right, climbing before bearing left at a contouring path at the top, going through gate with signs on the left. Continue down past fallen down barn, through gates to road. Turn right uphill into the farmyard, through the far gate, another gate immediately, then follow this track watching out for Jenkins Crag on the left. Take the main path, taking care to avoid rocks and pedestrians on the long hill down into Ambleside. Turn left to Ambleside (17km, 488mtrs ascent) and enjoy an ice cream, snack or drink by the lake.

This should take 2.5 hours given a flat speed of 10kph + 600metres per hour additional ascent time.

2 (NY 376 032) Waterhead.

2 -> 1 (12.61 Km) Follow the Hawkshead / Coniston signs out of Ambleside, over the Rothay Bridge into Clappersgate. Turn left towards Hawkshead and follow the road for 2 miles, turning left again towards High Wray and Low Wray. Wind down past the campsite on the left, and up to the Dower House. Here take the bridleway to the left, down to the lake, and follow this for 4 pleasant miles down the shore, then back onto tarmac and left at the T-junction, to the Ferry back to Bowness.

The 13km, including 187metres of ascent, should take about 1.5 hours.

1 (SD 398 959) Car Park at Bowness, on the left after the ferry.

Bowness bike ride - map of route


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