The South Lakes Area of the Lake District
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Ambleside has a population of about 2600, and is beautifully situated in the Rothay valley one mile north of the head of Lake Windermere. One of the major centres for climbing and walking, it is a good central point for the ordinary visitor and has routes to most parts of the Lake District.
Bowness-on-Windermere is a sprawling tourist town on the shore of Windermere, about halfway along the 12 mile length of the lake between Waterhead at the North end, and Lakeside at the South end.