Sail & trail

Explore this lovely countryside

Just a short sail from either Bowness or Ambleside, this is a wonderful area with walking trails as varied as they are rewarding.

Arrive by launch at Wray Castle jetty from Ambleside (seasonal) or Ferry Landing from Bowness and plan a walk onto the higher ground of Claife or around the rolling farmland of Sawrey.

You can also visit by car (parking available in two National Trust lakeshore car parks, Red Nab near Wray and Harrowslack near Ferry landing) and make your way up on the woodland tracks.

see our Google map of areas to walk combined with boat trips.

Outdoor fun finder

Want to find the best outdoor experiences all over the Lakes? The National Trust here in the Lake District can help you. We've put together a range of fun ideas from relaxing family time to high energy pursuits.

Low hills with great views

The Hawkshead and Claife area offers a choice of fine viewpoints for those who like to gain a bit of altitude (but not too much). Latterbarrow near Wray provides a great 360 degree panorama on a clear day.

Claife Heights
Ideal for looking down on the activity on Lake Windermere. A linear walk here is made possible by using boats at the start and finish to complete the journey. You can also make a detour and visit Wise Een Tarn.

Beatrix Potter's Sawrey
Fans can make a tour on foot of Near and Far Sawrey and visit Moss Eccles Tarn where Beatrix had her own rowing boat.