Back to the Lakes Part 2: Windermere & Coniston Water

On day 2 of our trip to the Lake District we took a slightly more relaxed route, a lot less hillier and more lakes.  First we started off by catching the ferry across Lake Winderemere from Boweness-on-Windermere.

Windermere is the Lake District's largest, we started by heading south along the quieter western bank, then across to Coniston Water.

Finally we got to the beginning of Coniston water where there was some windy laneways bisecting fields of sheep and lambs, overlooked by the Old man of Coniston.

I'd actually cycled along this side of Coniston last time I came in the other direction however.  The road is a beautifully windy path between trees laden with autumnal leaves at their feet.

Now towards the end we joined up with the western bank of Windermere which turned out to be a nice gravel path with barely anyone around, a complete contrast with the eastern bank which is dominated by a busy A-road.

Finally we jumped on the ferry back home with the sun setting over the lake. Thanks for reading.


  1. Looks a beautiful relaxing loop. Thanks for sharing the route & pictures.