Bowness - Down by the Lake
Secret Spy Mission Trail
Warning: Our Trails are highly addictive (even for parents)!
Are you ready to explore Bowness' lakeside?
Let's get code cracking, super spies!
Your self-guided mission will have you exploring the stunning Bowness lakeside. There are clues...
- A self-guided spy mission walking Trail around Bowness Lakeside.
- Ideal for kids aged 6 - 106!
- 1.7-mile 'loop' Trail (takes 2 hours to complete at your own pace).
- Text message service with clues if you get stuck.
- Solve the mission and be entered into a £100 monthly draw.
- Learn more about where you live or explore somewhere new.
- Download your Trail now for instant fun (or receive your copy in the post)!
The Bowness - Down By The Lake Treasure Trail starts at:
We have three super duper themed Clubs for your child to enjoy as part of their Treasure Trail experience.
Perfect for 4-8 year olds, the concept behind the Clubs is that your child will get a bundle of goodies to excite them about their forthcoming Trail experience, something to keep them entertained whilst travelling to and from the Trail, and something to be given on completion of the Trail as a keepsake.
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Before you set off on your awesome adventure, there are a few things you need to know...
The route follows footpaths throughout with obvious step-free alternatives to any steps involved. There are two clues which require leaving the path to explore flat grassy areas.
Bring your four-legged friends along to stretch their legs too! The first section is great for stretching the legs, the last section will require a shorter lead as you explore the busier lakeside stretch.
For parking, there are a number of free parking spaces all along Glebe Road, where the Pay and Display car parks are located. The free spaces fill up early and are limited to two hours between Easter and October.
There are several great events in Bowness on Windermere's calendar, with the Windermere Boat Show one of the most popular! Although these are unmissable times to visit, you may find that some of the clues are obscured or difficult to access during this time. If you would like further information about event dates, please contact the Bowness Information Centre.
Toilets can be found at the start/finish point and in the car park near Clue 06. Our top lakeside picnic spot is around Clue 10, with several benches with great views along the path just before too. The route passes several snack and refreshment opportunities, mostly between Clue 12 and the end of the Trail, so stock up on snacks and supplies before you start if you're planning a picnic, or head into Bowness town for more pub and cafe options at the end of the Trail.
Why not make a day of it - Windermere is a magnificent lake so allow extra time to take a boat trip or just enjoy the lakeside views and have a paddle! Or head into Bowness itself - explore on your own or embark on a treasure hunt around the town on the Bowness on Windermere Treasure Trail!