• The Bowness - Down by the Lake Spy Mission Treasure Trail
  • Explore Bowness Lakeside
  • Things for families to do in Bowness Lakeside
  • What to do in Bowness Lakeside
  • Days out in Bowness Lakeside
£9.99 + £0.00 p&p
Please choose your Trail format:

    • 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:

Glebe Road
LA23 3HJ

Please Note:

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 & Display Car Parks are located. The free spaces fill up early and are limited to 2 hours between Easter and October.

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 café 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!

The Bowness - Down by the Lake Spy Mission Treasure Trail should be purchased prior to leaving home. Once you have your Trail booklet in your hand you're good to go!

The easiest and quickest way to get the most up to date version of the Bowness - Down by the Lake Treasure Trail is to order a download version from the website. You will instantly get a link to download a PDF file of the Trail for you to print at home. This can be done at any time of day or night for instant access.

If you would like a hard copy, then choose the printed option online and we will pop one in the post for you to be delivered within 2-3 working days.

If you are looking to do the Trail today and don't have a printer, we do have a couple of local retailers (use the search below) or why not purchase a download and go to a local library where you can print it off. If there are no other options though, with a little patience (due to scale and format) the Trail can be used on a tablet and at a push a phone.

Sometimes you just want to speak to a real person though, so call one of the team on 01872 263692, Monday - Friday 9am - 5.30pm.