Take a wander around Brotherswater

Ambleside, Cumbria

The Lake District in Cumbria is famous for its stunning landscapes of lakes and fells and is the perfect place for family walks of all ages.

One of the best family’s walks is Brotherswater. Once known as Broad Water, legend has it that the name was changed in the 19th Century when two brothers drowned in the lake. It is shallow and fringed with reed beds that are home to moorhens, coots and swans.

The surrounding oaks of Low Wood are also rich in wildlife and the autumnal colours are awe-inspiring. The path around Brotherswater takes you on to historic Hartsop Hall, a 16th century Grade I listed building, which overlooks the stunning Dovedale valley and at its head you’ll see one of the steepest cliffs in the Lake District, Dove Crag. Not to be missed.

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