loweswater

Parking CA13 0RU – Free!
Pram accessible Yes
Length of walk 2 Miles
Public Toilets No

Parking

Free parking at Maggie’s Bridge Car Park. It’s down a narrow single track road and it’s fairly small, so get there early to secure a spot.

Our Visit:

We found this walk on the Lake District National Park Website – they have a Miles without Stiles section which is really quite useful if you are looking for accessible walks within the Lake District. For us, we have our Osprey carrier for Teddy, but every so often it is nice to go on a pram friendly walk and this was perfect for that. It’s an absolutely gorgeous little corner of the Lake District, and you definitely don’t feel like you are missing out on anything just because you are taking the pram.

As you leave the car park, you pass through a few farmers fields with sheep in, which of course is a winner for the kids. You then start to see Loweswater. Although it is only a small lake, the secluded and remote nature of it makes it feel that extra bit special.

The walk continues through the woods alongside the shore and although the lake is hidden from view some of the time, there are plenty of little sections along the way where you can reach the water’s edge.

Our visit was unfortunately cut short as we had visitors arriving in the afternoon and had to make our way home. We were very keen to explore more, so it’s definitely a place we would like to return to.

What the kids loved:

  • Finding the little bits of lakeshore to climb down to
  • The sheep!

The Route: