Blenheim Lodge is situated on Brant Fell, with overarching views over Lake Windermere and many other Lake District fells. A “fell” is a hill or mountain in Lake District speak. Our Bowness Bed and Breakfast is situated at the top on Brantfell Road, and our guest rooms overlook Brant Fell’s beautiful woods and open countryside at the back, and offers magnificent views of Lake Windermere and fells from front and side facing windows. If you like walking and views, then you can combine the two very easily indeed by going through the farm gate situated a minute or less from our house at the top of our road, and begin your hike. This trail is also called The Dales Way, which is a long distance walk between Bowness on Windermere in the Lake District National Park and Ilkley in North Yorkshire.
Readers of our Blog posts will know that we have been rescuing giant breed dogs for a while now. Our current rescue dog is a Great Dane called Horatio. He is a handsome fellow and enjoys meeting those guests of ours who have requested to do so. Otherwise, some guests might not even guess that we have a dog in the house. (In actual fact, we now have two dogs in the house: the other being Jake, a rescued German Shepherd which belongs to our son who lives with us.)
Brant Fell is a great place for walkies with the dogs. It is right on our doorstep and so very scenic. Most of the paths are low level and very easy for walkers as long as they look out for tree roots and rocks that might pose a hazard if they trip over them. Even the paths to the summit are wide and easily managed. And although the actual summit itself is rocky, it is not difficult to climb up if one takes care.
Post Knott Viewpoint
As one can imagine, there are magnificent views of fell and water throughout the climb up Brant Fell. Along the way from your starting point at Blenheim Lodge, there is another viewpoint – Post Knott. This view point is easily recognised by its wooden bench. Rest awhile on the bench to take in panoramic views of Lake Windermere and the fells.
Reaching Brant Fell Summit
There are different areas on Brant Fell summit, which makes it more interesting. At the top of the summit are a couple of pillars. However, irregardless of where one might be on the trek up to Brant Fell or on the summit itself, the countryside and views are outstanding.
Brant Fell summit can be rather windy due to its exposed nature. The 360-degree views from the top make up for it though. Just be careful not to be blown off on a windy day!
On the other side of Brant Fell summit
The rocks at Brant Fell summit conceal a footpath on their other side. I will add a photo of the rock face here where one can barely see the delineation of the footpath here. It is probably a more difficult walk to manage because the footpath is more like a sheep track and the drop is steep.
Enjoy this walk for yourself!
This walk is easily accessible from Blenheim Lodge. There are stunning views throughout the walk, including some more sedate outlooks. For anyone wishing to enjoy some peace and quiet and to relax away from the madding crowd, Blenheim Lodge offers the perfect place to stay whilst being closely convenient for local shops, restaurants and activities, including Windermere Lake Cruises for days out and good food.
When the Lake District is open again, do come and stay with us at Blenheim Lodge. We would be delighted to welcome you to our house and home. And, if you are a dog person, then you might like to say hello to Horatio too!
Blenheim Lodge . . . panoramic Lake views, peace and tranquillity, nestled against acres of beautiful fields and woodlands, in the heart of the English Lake District National Park.’