The Millerground and Adelaide Hill walk is one of the shortest walks around Windermere, but if you are after a relaxing walk with all the family in the beautiful surroundings of the Lakes this is the one for you.
The walk starts from the eastern shore of Lake Windermere at the car park on Rayrigg Road, there is no labelled route for this walk, so in the words of Fleetwood Mac, “you can go your own way”!
If you take the path from the car park down to the lakeshore and turn left you will discover some of the best distractions Windermere has to offer. Whilst strolling by Windermere’s beautiful shore you will reach a large rock, somewhat out of place in this magnificent landscape. Here, it is said Queen Adelaide (Queen consort to King William IV of England in the 1830s) came ashore on her visit to the North of England. A plaque marks the exact spot she visited Windermere in 1840.
Continuing forward on your walk you will reach a kissing gate, a perfect place to stop and rest, have a picnic and take in the view before turning around and retracing your steps to the jetties. Continue northwards; pass the sailing base and boathouse, when you will reach a quaint little cottage named Millerground. This is where you leave the path to climb up-hill next to some spectacular
waterfalls which are even more spectacular after some good old fashioned English rainfall! You will eventually find yourself back at Rayrigg Road. After a few yards you leave the road and enter through a gate on the last leg of your journey upwards to the top of Adelaide Hill where you will be rewarded with some of the best views of Windermere Lake.
After dropping back down to the car park take the short drive to The Royal Hotel, only a short drive away from Lake Windermere, a real treat for you and the family after a full day of walking. You can chose from one of our 14 individually and uniquely decorated bedrooms as well as our exclusive Menu. To check availability or to book any of our delightful rooms, call us on 01524 271966.