GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Brant Fell Walk

2 miles (3 km)

Enjoy a climb to Brant Fell on this walk in Bowness on Windermere. It's a fairly easy 2 mile walk, readily accessible from the village centre and with splendid views from the fell top.
The walk starts in Bowness village on Brantfell road which is located off the Kendal Road near St Martin's Church and the Belsfield Hotel. From here you can pick up the start of the Dales Way long distance trail to take you up Brantfell Road. After a few minutes you turn right on a footpath to take you up to Post Knott and then on to the Brant Fell viewpoint. From the 629 feet (192m) summit there are really lovely views over the lake to the surrounding fells.
After taking in the views the route descends eastwards to Lindeth Lane before turning north to pick up the Dales Way again. This will then lead you back down into the village centre.
To extend your walking in the area try our Bowness Walk which takes you along Lake Windermere to the marina where you can catch the ferry to the other side of the water. From here you can walk to Hill Top, the former home of children's author Beatrix Potter, and then climb to Claife Heights and Moss Eccles Tarn. You could also head up the hill to the town of Windermere where you can enjoy a similar climb to the Orrest Head viewpoint.

Brant Fell OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Brant Fell Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


The Belsfield Hotel is located in a wonderful spot above Lake Windermere in the town. You could enjoy afternoon tea and enjoy a wonderful view over the lake. They are located atLA23 3EL for your sat navs.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Brant Fell - - 1418988

Brant Fell view

Windswept hawthorn, Brant Fell (geograph 2941786)

Windswept hawthorn

Crag on Brant Fell - - 1543798

Some surprisingly large flat crags on the top of the fell.

Woodland Near Brant Fell - - 151311

Woodland Near Brant Fell. On the road to Crook from Bowness

West flank of Brant Hill - - 795523

West flank. Looking north-west across Lake Windermere. Two wooded islands are visible from here, the larger Belle Isle is in front of Thonpson's Holme.

View north from Brant Fell - - 2774912

View north

St Martins Church, Bowness-on-Windermere - - 1836969

St Martins Church, Bowness-on-Windermere

Belsfield Hotel, Bowness on Windermere, England 06

Belsfield Hotel, Bowness on Windermere


GPS Files

GPX File

Brant Fell.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Brant Fell.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)