Windermere Canoe Trip

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Windermere Canoe Trip is a 11.1 kilometer loop trail located near Ambleside, Cumbria, England that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for nature trips.

Distance: 11.1 km Elevation Gain: 221 m Route Type: Loop

nature trips

paddle sports

lake

Starting at Red Nab near Belle Grange and around the northern reaches of Windermere. Wray Castle was built in 1840 for a Dr Dawson, a retired Liverpool Surgeon and was paid for from his wifes inheritance from a gin fortune. When she saw it she refused to stay there. The architect then drank himself to death! It is now in the hands of the National Trust. Bee Holme Island is one of Windermere's 18 named islands. The house at Pullwood Bay is now 12 luxury 5-star apartments and was built as a retreat for the victorian engineering magnate Sir William Crossley. It has also served time as a boarding School. Brathay Hall is owned by a trust but was built by the founder of a Kendal Insurence Co. They run management and adult training courses and also help 11 - 16 yrs old children at risk of social disfunction. Brockhole is the Lake District Visitor Centre and was built by a cotton magnate.

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