Woods, fields and water combine to make doggy heaven on this short walk along the banks of lake Windermere. The walk is one of the Lake District National Parks "Miles without Stiles" series. The Miles Without Stiles routes are perfect for those in wheelchairs, buggies or who find walking a challenge. We've also found that some of these routes are perfect for a short dog walk, but with plenty of opportunities for the dog to run for miles chasing his ball, or swim to his hearts content.
We parked up at Red Nab, near to Wray Castle, and joined the well made path which led through the woodland lining the shores of lake Windermere. Great views across the lake, and over to the Fairfield range, kept us entertained whilst the dog explored every rocky outcrop and beach along our route. After a mile or so we reached High Wray Bay where the large field and gently shelving beach allowed the dog a chance to cool off in the the clear lake water, and us to enjoy the wonderful sunshine, before retracing our steps to the car.
The walk can be extended by walking south to Ferry Nab, a route we took on Saturday whilst watching some of the spectacular displays from the Windermere Air Show.
Whilst most of this walk can be done off-lead you do need to keep a careful watch out for cyclists and of course be mindful of others who might be finding the walk enough of a challenge without having to worry about playful dogs in their path!
Doggy rating 8/10
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