Walking, Hiking and Exploring

The area around The Angel Inn is ideal walking country. Whether you want to take a gentle stroll or fancy something a little more adventurous the varying terrain of the Lake District offers the ideal location if you want to explore the countryside and experience our breathtaking scenery.

There are so many walks for you to try, many of which start from the front door of The Angel Inn. We always have information available for our guests but for even more walks in The Lakes our local Tourist Information Centre office is only a short walk away where you can get advice and maps for any kind of walk you can care to imagine. There are also many specialist shops we can recommend for equipment and further information which are only a short stroll away.

We have put selection of walks together we think you may enjoy.

Bowness to Cockshott Point
1.2 Miles      Gentle Walk

Cockshott Point is a small promontory the southern edge of Bowness Bay.  A stroll along the Lake Shore from Bowness Bay is nice at any time, but in the evening, after a long day’s walking or touring, it is the perfect place for a stroll and to watch the sun go down.

Brantfell
3.5 Miles      Medium Walk

This walk will take you through the beautiful village of Bowness on Windermere, up to the scenic Biskey Howe Toposcope and then onto Brantfell, for a stunning 360 degree view of Windermere. You’ll also travel along historic locations such as the Carriageway and Promenade stone benches and pass locations such as the World of Beatrix Potter.

Post Knott
1.5 Miles      Medium Walk

A short but steep climb taking you up to a variety of spectacular views of Windermere and the stunning central fells of the Lake District, with plenty of resting places and potential picnic sites.

Windermere’s Western Shore
5.5 Miles      Medium Walk

A tarmac road and smooth stone track lead you up the quiet west shore, a world away from the hustle and bustle of Bowness and Windermere

Helvellyn
8 Miles      Hard Walk

This is an exciting walk along Striding Edge, probably the most popular ridge walk in Britain, to Helvellyn the third highest mountain in England at 950m above sea level. This is by far the most exciting way to the summit of this popular mountain.

Coniston Old Man to Dow Crag Walk
7.5 Miles      Hard Walk

Coniston Old Man is one of the most popular mountains in the Lake District National Park. At eight hundred and three metres above sea level The Old Man of Coniston is the highest of the Coniston Fells.