Why Spring is the Perfect Time to Visit Windermere

Windermere is a stunning location to visit all year around, but there’s something about spring which makes it a perfect time to visit. Spring is a beautiful season; nature begins to blossom, days seem to last longer, and the sun begins to beam through again.

Spring is the perfect season to enjoy the outdoors and Windermere has much to offer for those looking to enjoy the sun. Located in the heart of the Lake District, Windermere has an abundance of activities for you and your family to enjoy. If you’re planning a trip to Windermere this spring, we have listed some activities to inspire you.

Enjoy the Historic Houses

Windermere is a place filled with history, and you can journey through this by visiting the historical homes and museums throughout the destination. Here we have listed a couple homes with history you can experience on your spring getaway.

  • Blackwell – located in Bowness-on-Windermere, this beautiful house is one of England’s most important surviving houses from the turn of the 20th century. Designed between 1897 and 1900, the majority of its original interior decoration is still intact. This Grade 1 listed building is today an open gallery providing national and international high-quality Arts and Crafts. Overlooking Lake Windermere, it’s perfect for a day out.
  • The World of Beatrix Potter – the natural beauty and wildlife of the Lake District inspired Beatrix Potter to create and write her beloved stories. Located in Bowness-on-Windermere, you can experience the iconic and memorable views the lake and mountains offer in the spring time.

Beautiful Scenery

From sunrise to sunset, spring displays some of the most stunning natural beauty the eye can see. You have the freedom to explore the stunning surroundings that Windermere offers. Travel the famous lake by boat or ferry and lose yourself in the scenery.

The lakes play a huge part in the beauty of the Lake District and visiting them in the spring time is a must. What’s even better is, if you choose to stay at Windermere Marina Village, you’re located right next to Lake Windermere!

Adventurous Walks

Windermere homes a fantastic variation of walks to fulfil your days, from short walks to long walks, there’s an adventure for all to enjoy. Here are some short walks Windermere offers:

  • Bowness to Cockshott Point – this 2km (1.2 mile) walk is popular with tourists who visit the area. Located on the southern edge of Bowness Bay, it is the perfect area for a stroll to watch the sun set.
  • Windermere’s Western Shore – this is a longer walk, covering 9km (5.5 miles). Adventuring through woodland and parkland, you can experience the wonderful views of the islands.
  • Red Nab to Wray Castle – covering 5km (3.1 miles) this walk takes you along the wooded shoreline of Windermere, bringing you to the beautiful setting of Wray Castle.
  • Brockhole – this is the shortest route, covering 1.5km (0.9 miles). This short walk takes you around the beautiful grounds of Brockhole, the Lake District Visitor Centre. The visitor centre offers numerous attractions, including woodland and meadow trails, adventure playground and a famous walled garden.

At Windermere Marina Village, we offer luxury self-catering accommodation in Bowness on Windermere, allowing you to enjoy this beautiful location during the spring time. To find out more, get in touch today by calling 01539 446 551 and we will be happy to help.

Swan on Lake Windermere
Spring scenery in Windermere
Wray Castle