Tucked away at the end of Bowness-on-Windermere, Cockshott Point is a lovely place for a family picnic or short stroll along the shoreline. However, you need to dig a little deeper for the real treasure! A short walk from the entrance, the ‘Point’ of Cockshott Point opens up to your right. From here, a short wooded track leads you down to the shore.
This is a great place for children to have an adventure or two – they might find pirate hides, or dragons and the trees might come alive! Following the shore brings you to an enclosed ‘stone beach’. This is ‘Pirate Bay’, home to some of the most dastardly villains in the Lake District! We’ve spent many hours searching for their hidden treasure (chocolate coins, mostly). Cockshott Wood is up on the hill. It’s rarely used, but it’s brilliant. It’s got logs to clamber over, pine cones to collect, a hidden bench and even a cliff! A couple of exposed rocks make ideal places for stories about old castle ruins.
Planning your visit:
In Bowness there are a variety of cafes, shops and places to get sandwiches. Toilets are next to the Tourist Information Centre. From the Promenade you can take cruises or catch boats to other parts of the Lake.
How to get here:
By car from Windermere: Follow the A592 (Rayrigg Road) for 1 ½ miles to Bowness. Parking is signposted.
There are two entrances to Cockshott Point; one at the end of Glebe Road and one near the Ferry.