Rawlinson Nab, Windermere

A remote, wooded peninsula on the lake shore, with a little S-facing beach. A good place to find peace on the otherwise busy shore.

Directions: Follow the shore road N from Lakeside. After 21⁄2 miles turn R signed Cunsey/ferry, opposite the second gatehouse for Graythwaite Estate. Head for LA22 0LU (Cunsey Farm) and 500m before on R there’s a cottage with jetty (Hammerhole), then a farmhouse and barn and a footpath to the lakeshore. Park here by the barn and follow the path for 500m N up the shore. You can make a loop by continuing up the shore and returning on the lane (3 miles).