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Easy Walk up Brant Fell from Bowness on Windemere

By Tryfan Williams   

on December 4, 2018    No ratings yet.

Easy Walk up Brant Fell from Bowness on Windemere

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Route Summary:

An easy walk to a fine viewpoint from Bowness on Windermere.

Route Start Location: Bowness on Windermere

5.45 km 175 m 1.5 hours

Calculate the time using Naismith’s Rule and factor in your own pace.

Activivity Type: Moderate Walk

Summits and Places on this Route


All facilities can be found in WIndermere, with the route ending at the Royal Oak.


Remember that we cannot outline every single hazard on a walk – it’s up to you to be safe and competent. Read up on Mountain Safety , Navigation and what equipment you’ll need.

Parking :

Parking available near Windermere on Glebe Road.

Public Transport:

Bowness on Windermere is well served by public transport, including a railway station at Windermere.

Traveline for UK Public Transport

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Easy Walk up Brant Fell from Bowness on Windemere Ordnance Survey Map and GPX File Download

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Easy Walk up Brant Fell from Bowness on Windemere

This easy walk from Bowness on Winderemere takes you out from the busy tourist town of Bowness and up towards Brant Fell, allowing a quiet respite from the bustle below with spectacular views of Windermere, the largest natural lake in England no less! The route quite conveniently ended with a pint in the Royal Oak Inn, the official finish for the Dales Way walk, a 130km LDP from Ilkley to Bowness that we’ll keep for another day (or two) perhaps!

Easy Walk up Brant Fell from Bowness on Windermere Route Description

1 From the Royal Oak, follow the Dales Way up along Brant Fell Road continuing uphill and through an iron gate and onto open hillside. Continue on the Dales Way for a few 100m, keeping an eye for the signpost towards the viewpoint at Post Knott. From here, follow the stony lane up towards the knoll of Post Knott.

2 From the viewpoint it’s a short uphill walk across to Brant Fell. From here, you’ll have views across Windermere and depending on cloud cover, a view towards the mountains of the Lake District.

3 From the summit of Brant Fell, descend north and follow the track to the minor road where you’ll need to turn left along the lane. Follow this lane for around 700m and just past Matson Ground you’ll find the way-marked Dales Way on your left through a kissing gate.

4 Follow the Dales Way back to Bowness on Windermere to finish at The Royal Oak. This is the official ending point of the Dales Way.

I’m a Welshman born and raised in the shadow of Snowdonia, and you could say the Mountains are in my blood with a name like Tryfan! I would class myself as a relative newcomer to the outdoor pursuits arena, and so my articles will be my attempt to chronicle my adventures, hopefully learning as I go and giving those that are in a similar boat an insight / forum to share and learn.

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