A great walk with stunning scenery off the beaten track at the quieter, Southern tip of Windermere
One of our favourite walks in Cumbria is at the quieter, Southern end of Windermere from a sleepy Lakeland village called Finsthwaite. Our dog, Toby always knows where he's going and from the minute we turn off behind the Swan Hotel at Newby Bridge, he starts his excited stream of moans, wails and bizarre sounding grunts and groans! Its a relatively low level walk with the only major uphill section being at the start close to Stott Park Bobbin Mill. Its such a tranquil place, especially when you reach High Dam where the many trees including huge Scots Pines are mirrored in the stillness of the water. Its always best to go later in the day and ideally just as the sun is setting for the best views, and the trees are at their most picturesque in the Autumn months.