English Lakeland


14. Windermere And Belle Isle

Windermere and Belle Isle. - Bowness borders Windermere Lake and, greatly for this reason, is one of the most popular of Lakeland resorts. Beautiful for situation, it looks across the bay to Belle Isle, with its cupola peeping above the trees, and beyond to the wooded heights of Furness Fell, whence our view is taken. After an inspection of the Parish Church of St. Martin, which, amongst other antique relics, has a chancel window which originally graced Furness Abbey, it is well to walk for a mile up the hill to Windermere town, the main entrance to Lakeland by road or rail. The rounded eminence seen above the railway station is Orrest Head.