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Hiking trail

Burneside to Bowness-on-Windermere

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Move on from the Howgill Fells and draw closer to dramatic peaks as you pass into the Lake District National Park on the final stretch of the Dales Way

 

moderate
Distance 15.5 km
4:15 h
245 m
253 m

As you head off to the River Kent, you may be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of Kingfishers on this section. Pass plenty of interesting old mills, including an entire village of them at Cowen Head. The scenery is more and more rocky as you progress to the end of the Dales Way and the river really comes into its own as it crashes and gurgles over the rocks.

As you see the majestic lake ahead you can choose the long or short way to your final destination, Bowness-on-Windermere, a great place to celebrate your amazing journey.

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
217 m
Lowest point
59 m
Best time of year
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Tips and hints

This route is used in the following itineraries:

WESDW1 

Start

Burneside (63 m)
Coordinates:
OS Grid
SD 50837 95901
DD
54.356256, -2.757964
DMS
54°21'22.5"N 2°45'28.7"W
UTM
30U 515729 6023187
w3w 
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Destination

Bowness-on-Windermere

Turn-by-turn directions

These maps and routes are designed to be used in conjunction with our traditional documentation. We have recently embarked on a conversion initiative to bring the two elements together, and this itinerary will be covered in due course.

In the meantime, using the two elements alongside each other should go a long way to ensure you have a safe, enjoyable and problem free day.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Coordinates

OS Grid
SD 50837 95901
DD
54.356256, -2.757964
DMS
54°21'22.5"N 2°45'28.7"W
UTM
30U 515729 6023187
w3w 
///amazed.scooped.sunblock
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
15.5 km
Duration
4:15 h
Ascent
245 m
Descent
253 m
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