A winter walking break in Windermere

For many it has been a bit of a grim winter. It doesn’t seem anyone has escaped either the high winds, floods or simply dull damp days. Sunlight has been in short supply and vitamin D levels are depleting amongst us all.

Vitamin supplements could be taken, you could OD on salmon but our advice on the best tonic is to get out in the fresh air and have a weekend or short break in the Lake District. Fill your lungs with fresh air whether it’s on a boat on one of the many lakes or up one of the fells. It is a fabulous time to visit the region, quiet, before the Easter rush, daylight ever increasing yet plenty of cosy real fires to sit in front of.

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Walks in the area come in all shapes and sizes and to suit all abilities. Here are our top 3. Firstly keeping it flat and leisurely, the walk around Cockshott Point to Bowness. A shoreline walk and an easy 1.2 miles. Looking for more of a gradient then Gummers How will delight and reward when you reach the top with commanding views of Lake Windermere and even out to Morecambe Bay. For a different vantage point, head across the lake on the Windermere Ferry to Claife Heights with peaceful woodland and a great view across to Bowness. This is a great walk when the weather is a little inclement.

Windermere and Bowness provide excellent bases for a short break with plenty of places to eat, lots to see and do, the ferry pier for journey’s up and down the lake or even across it, walks both flat and fell as well as art galleries and museums.

Once more, this time of the year brightens up the pockets too with great deals to be had. Enjoy some 5 star Windermere boutique B&B accommodation at Lindeth Fell with up to 30% off room rates until March 26, rates from just £59.50 per person per night including breakfast. For more information visit http://www.lindethfell.co.uk/offers

Jenny Andrew