GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Gummers How Walk

1 miles (2 km)

Enjoy wonderful views over Lake Windermere on this short climb to Gummers How in the Lake District National Park. Gummers How is a fairly small hill at the southern end of Lake Windermere, near to Fell Foot Country Park. It stands at a height of 321 m (1,053 ft) and can be easily climbed from a parking area near Fell Foot Brow or you could go for a longer climb from Fell Foot Country Park itself. It's a lovely footpath with terrific views over Windermere, Lakeside, Newby Bridge and the coast. There's also a number of other trails which you can use to explore the area around the hill. Just to the east you can visit the interesting hamlet of Cartmel Fell where you will find a Grade I listed church dating from 1504. There's also Raven's Barrow where there are fine views from over the Winster valley to enjoy.
If you'd like to extend your walk you could pick up the Windermere Way which runs past the hill.


LA23 3LR - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Gummers How OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Gummers How Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


Head down the hill to Fell Foot Park and you could purchase some post walk refreshments in the National Trust's Boathouse Café. There's a good range of meals and snacks which you can enjoy with a view over the lake.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Just to the south west is the lovely riverside village of Newby Bridge where you can pick up the popular Lakeside and Haverthwaite heritage railway.


Gummer's How MMB 06

The view south from Gummer's How in mid summer. The hill stands at a height of 321 metres. The car park at the Astley's Plantation is already quite high up so its a fairly small climb suitable for families.

Gummer's How MMB 15

Trees atop Gummer's How

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Gummers How summit cairn

MV Teal JP Windermere from Gummers How 19.10.16

A view down to MV Teal, built in 1936, cruising on Lake Windermere below the hill.

Trig Pillar, Gummer's How - - 342481

Trig Pillar, looking north on a clear winter day. The view extends to the Coniston fells, the central Lakeland fells and the coast at Morecambe Bay.

Late Bluebells, Gummer's How - - 442655

Late Bluebells on the hill on a beautiful May day. Pretty heather can also be seen in late summer.

Gummer's How, the gated track at the start of the walk - - 2118767

The gated track at the start of the walk, near the car parking area.

Southern tip of Windermere from Gummer's How - - 1275681

Southern tip of Windermere from Gummer's How. Cattle in the foreground.


GPS Files

GPX File

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

Memory Map Route

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