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Woodview Cottages

Lowick Bridge
Holiday Cottages in the Lake District National Park

Lowick Bridge

Lowick Bridge (See Directions) is part of that area loved by Arthur Ransome. Described in his novels you can retrace the steps of the pirate from  ‘Swallows & Amazons’. The hamlet lies on, and crosses over by bridge, the River Crake, where the water flows two miles South from its Lake source of "Coniston Water".

It is a small hamlet and friendly community centred around the Red Lion Inn, an excellent and friendly pub serving good food & ale, run by Steve, Lucy and Rachael, who offer a wholeheartedly warm welcome to the guests of the property either with or without pets.

From Allt Maen or Wetherlam there are some good walks through woods, farmland and fell. The owners have left some guides of the best routes. A short drive brings you to the Blawith Fells, Woodland Knott, Wool Knott, Tottle Bank and Blawith Knott to name but a few. All these fells and scar run into one another and you can spend hours tramping through their unspoiled landscape. Roughly in the middle, at about 500 feet, is the delightful Beacon Tarn, a place to head for and enjoy a tranquil picnic and in the warmer months you can paddle or swim.

Coniston Water is within easy reach. Closest are the quiet bays to the south where, if you head up the East Side you will find excellent bays and beaches for swimming.

About six miles north is the busier village of Coniston from where boats, both rowing, sailing and little motor craft can be hired or at nearby Brown Howe, you can launch your own sailing craft free of charge. The Old Man (Allt Maen) of Coniston, Wetherlam, Dow Crag and Swirl Howe, as seen from the cottages, rise up from the village and provide fell walker or climbers years of exploration in their own right.

Furthest north, with their massive heads rising up to dominate so many views sit the Langdales, serious walkers country yet offering wonderful low level tracks for the less experienced. 

Flanked by the Eastern Shore of Coniston Water and Western shore of Windermere, lies that beautiful stretch of country that encompasses the Furness Fells, the gentle Rusland Valley and the majestic Grizedale Forest. Here you will find all manner of geography; rugged moorland and fell walks, gentle valleys with rivers and forest trails that will keep you spellbound with still much to explore.

On less clear days, Grizedale Forest, a massive woodland is one of my favourite haunts and ideal for both adults and children. Some suitably exciting tracks are open to mountain bikes, bring your own or hire one from the visitors’ centre should the urge arise. Walking tracks visit man made sculptures throughout the forest. Alternatively the Go Ape cable ways could have you swinging, climbing and sliding through the canopy or try fishing on Esthwaite Water.

If you prefer to have guided activity or to conduct a course, while staying with us, then River Deep Mountain High, based here in Lowick provides adventurous outdoor activities in the surrounding Lake District. Activities include Gorge Walking, Canoeing, Rock Climbing, Sailing and Archery. High quality equipment, hot chocolate and fully qualified instructors.

Whatever, sore feet or sore behind, could there be any better end to the day than to return to a friendly dwelling with an equally friendly pub next door.

To make a Booking or to check on availability please Contact us to initiate your visit to Woodview Cottages, Lowick Bridge.

A map of some of the local footpaths fom Lowick Bridge can be found here.