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The view of Wray Castle across lake Windermere
A view over Windermere | © National Trust Images / Chris Lacey
Lake District

Post Knott, Windermere views walk

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

Total steps: 7

Total steps: 7

Start point

St Martin's Place, Bowness, grid ref: SD403969

Step 1

Follow Lake Road approximately 200 metres through Bowness uphill towards Windermere village.

Step 2

Turn right up Helm Road keeping The Angel Inn to your right.

Step 3

Just beyond the Hydro Hotel, a steep path (steps) leads off to the left, ascending to the viewpoint on Biskey Howe. Benches and an interpretation of the view are available.

Step 4

Leave by the disabled track at the back of the viewpoint and cross the road through gates marked 'Deloraine'. Cross another road and follow the sign 'Permitted Path Post Knott', bearing right through a gate with a National Trust omega sign.

Step 5

Follow the carriageway to the end and take in the view. Then drop back to the gate on to Post Knott and climb to summit for more views.

Step 6

At this point you can either retrace your steps and then go on to step 7 or you can proceed along the path behind Post Knott through a kissing gate and on to Brantfell to enjoy panoramic views before returning to Post Knott.

Step 7

Where the path crosses with another signed Dales Way, turn left and descend through the field to Brantfell Road and down to Bowness village.

End point

St Martin's Place, Bowness, grid ref: SD403969

Trail map

Post Knott, Windermere Views Walk map
Post Knott, Windermere Views Walk map | © Crown copyright and database rights 2013 Ordnance Survey

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