If you know where to look, or if you were to simply follow your nose and indulge your curiosity, Bowness-on-Windermere really does have some wonderful surprises for the adventurous, (even if only slightly). This evening, Hubby and I decided to hike from a lay-by just 3 minutes’ drive from our guest house, Blenheim Lodge. Actually, ‘hike’ is too strenuous a word to describe the leisurely walk we enjoyed as you will see from the photos below.
The walk was from Miller Ground. We cut across a field and then opened a gate leading to a public footpath situated some feet above the shores of Windermere.
With a steep bank on our right and some sloped ground leading to sandy shores on our left, this is a walk that is everything pretty. Just some 50-100 yards away was the main road leading from Bowness to Ambleside. Here, hidden from Bowness centre, we strolled to the sounds of waves gently washing sandy coves, leaves soughing in the breeze, and birds chirping brightly in the greenery about us. Have a look at the video here: walking by windermere.
Then we came across a huge block of wood, like part of a fallen tree trunk, with the following words carved on it: ‘I wander’d lonely as a cloud’. This, of course, is the famous first line of William Wordsworth’s poem, ‘Daffodils’.
If these photos inspire you to visit the Lakes, why not come and stay with us at Blenheim Lodge? We have late availability for May Bank Holiday long weekend coming up and would love to welcome you to our home!
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