Belle Isle

One very large part of lake Windermere not covered by the Windermere Way is of course Belle Isle in the centre of the lake. Belle Isle is privately owned but if you fancy including it in your walk now might be a good time. It seems the owners are spending a few weeks at Her Majestys pleasure. Apparently there was some confusion over whether or not their son had received notification of a speeding ticket. It does seem a tad silly when you own the best piece or real estate on the entire lake not to just cough up a few quid and pay the fine.
Before you do set foot on the island however, check whether the dogs are around. I have a feeling they will still be in residence.