Loweswater Accessible Walk
Route Summary: Accessible to all, this short loop follows picturesque lakeside trails and woodland paths.
Accessible to all, this short loop follows picturesque lakeside trails and woodland paths.
|3.71 km||64 m||1 hour|
Calculate the time using Naismith’s Rule and factor in your own pace.
Start and Finish: Loweswater
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Loweswater Accessible Walk Details
This easy Lake District walk starts just outside of Loweswater village in the Western corner of the Lake District, the route crosses farming fields to reach the shore of Loweswater lake. A well-defined trail loops through Holme Wood, offering spectacular views of the lake and surrounding fells.
As part of the Lake District National Park’s Miles Without Stiles, the walk is fully accessible for wheelchairs.
Loweswater Circular Walk Route Description
1 From Maggie’s Bridge car park, go through the swing gate to the right of the cattle grid. Keep right and continue along the wide gravel farming track, which bears around to the right.
2 The easy to follow track runs between farming fields, with stunning views of Blake Fell and Burnbank Fell.
3 Continue through a series of wooden gates. Loweswater lake eventually comes into view.
4 With the lake on your right hand side, continue following the track as it bears around to the right and past Watergate Farm to reach a wooden gate. Go through the gate and into Holme Wood. Keep a look out for deer and red squirrels hiding amongst the trees.
5 The lakeside trail continues through the woods to reach a footbridge.
6 Go across the bridge and at the junction, take the right hand fork.
7 Continue past the National Trust stone bothy, with great views across the lake.
8 Keep right. The trail narrows slightly and continues to weave through the woods, following the shoreline of the lake.
9 Go across the footbridge.
10 The path bears around to the left to reach a junction.
11 Turn left. The well-defined footpath runs through the woods to another footbridge.
12 Go across the bridge and continue straight ahead, passing the National Trust bothy on your left to return to the wooden gate at the edge of the woods.