Gummers HowWe have a very soft spot for Gummer's How in our family ... it is one of our favourite picnic spots. This short and easy walk is a fabulous opportunity to soak up some of the best views in the Lakes.
The view of Lake Windermere is spectacular, but there is more! From the top of Gummer's How you will be rewarded with one of the best panoramic views of the Lake District from Coniston Fells to Morecambe Bay.
The trig point to mark the top of Gummer's How is perfect for kids to climb.
In fact the whole walk is fun for children. Starting off they have a small forest to walk through then the path climbs gently up through moorland with bracken and heather to play in. The path remains easy, but there is rock for them to scramble up too, as most kids like.
There is even a (small) sheer rock face for kids to play on.
Access is from the Fell Foot Brow road from the southern end of Windermere off the A592. There is a small car park before you get to Sow How Lane if you are coming up from the lake. The path is well trodden and easy to follow, although eroded in places, so watch for small diversions whilst the landscape recovers.
Although not detailed, this map will give you a rough idea of how far the walk is from the road and you will see that from gaining a little height you will have access to views across Windermere and to the fells beyond - quite breathtaking.
The Masons ArmsLooking for good pub food near Gummer's How?
The Masons Arms at Strawberry Banks, Cartmel Fell serves delicious food and a range of good quality local beers. Read more information on the Masons Arms.
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