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‘The fleeting hour of life of those who love the hills is quickly spent, but the hills are eternal. Always there will be the lonely ridge, the dancing beck, the silent forest; always there will be the exhilaration of the summits. These are for the seeking, and those who seek and find while there is still time will be blessed both in mind and body.’

The words of celebrated fellwalker, guidebook author and illustrator Alfred Wainwright, who did perhaps more than any other single person to bring the marvellous scenery and unequalled walks of the Cumbrian Fells to popular notice. These unparalleled walking opportunities, for 2 and 4 legged guests, are on the doorstep of Fellside Lodge, where the bookshelves are filled with guidebooks and maps to encourage guests to explore them for themselves, in their own time and within their own capabilities, always assured that they have a cosy bolthole to return to at Fellside Lodge, and a welcoming bath for the more adventurous doggie explorers.

To help you plan your walking itinerary before you arrive, below are some links to some recommended websites which will give you a head start and have you getting the most from the amazing landscapes as soon as you arrive:

Walk Lakes

The Lake


Wallking English Man

Guided Walks with Large Outdoors

For dog friendly walks where there are no sheep or cattle, we can highly recommend High Dam at Finsthwaite, exploring Grizedale Forests’ various trails or heading to the beaches at St Bees, Ravenglass or Askam.

All other walks may have sheep or cattle grazing in certain parts so always have dogs on leads if unsure. Within our extensive library we have provided books dedicated to walking in The Lakes with your four-legged friends so that you can get the most out of your time together with us.

Within easy reach of Fellside Lodge, on the Bowness Marina is the Bowness and Windermere Information Centre and Café.

Leaflets, guides, and advice from friendly knowledgeable advisors can be found here to help you make the most of your stay.

Details can be found here:


Visit Website Here

Glebe Road,
Bowness on Windermere
LA23 3HJ

0845 901 0845

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