Treasure Hunt Trail
Warning: Our Trails are highly addictive (even for parents)!
Are you ready to explore Bowness-on-Windermere?
X marks the spot!
This self-guided treasure hunt adventure explores all the sights Bowness on Windermere has to offer. From...
- A self-guided treasure hunt walking Trail around Bowness-on-Windermere.
- Ideal for kids aged 6 - 106!
- 2-mile 'loop' Trail (takes 2+ hours to complete at your own pace).
- Text message service with clues if you get stuck.
- Solve the quest 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 on Windermere Treasure Trail starts at:
Lake District National Park
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...
This Trail is not marked as wheelchair or pushchair friendly as the route has sections with no pavement, passes through woodlands that can be quite muddy, and follows a country path that can be uneven in parts.
Bring your four-legged friends along, but please note that they will need to be kept on a lead in St Martin's Church grounds.
The largest pay and display car park nearby is at Braithwaite Fold (LA23 3HB), approximately a 10-minute walk from the start of the Trail. There is a smaller car park closer to the start point at Glebe Road, but this can get very busy, especially in the summer months.
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.
Public toilets are available at the start and finish of the Trail. Pubs, cafes and other refreshment options are plentiful towards the beginning and end of the trail route.
Why not make a day of it and visit The World of Beatrix Potter or take in the beauty of Lake Windemere with a boat trip! You could even challenge yourself to our Bowness - Down by the Lake Trail and let out your inner slippery spy!