Discover the Lake District

Promoting Sustainable Behaviour Change in the Lake District and Beyond


A holiday is not complete without a keepsake to take home. Our Eco range is being developed, so stay tuned for more sustainable items in the new year!

Bownessie cuddly toy

You can now take Bownessie home with you as this cuddly toy!

Bownessie is the perfect Christmas gift for the little monster in your life.

Story colouring book

Explore Bownessie and Lake Windermere in this interactive children’s story, pages free for creative discovery in all mediums.

Eco Info

Have you ever wondered about the beautiful countryside you’re walking through? What makes it tick? What problems has it faced, and what has been done to help?

Here, we explore aspects of the Lake Districts, including what you can do to help out.

Coming soon!

We are currently developing some exciting new pages and products for you to explore and discover with Bownessie!

Keep an eye on our social media pages for updates on new releases;

Windermere lake cruises scavenger hunt

The ultimate rainy day adventure package – Drip Drop!

Hidden Bowness-on-Windermere, discovering the secrets of the historic town.

Eco info galore! We’re going to take you on a journey through the Lake District’s environments like you’ve never seen before.

About Bownessie

Bownessie’s character as the friendly resident of Lake Windermere aims to connect visitors with nature and the Lake District.

Bownessie goes on adventures all around the Lake District, showing the fun and informative ways that everyone can enjoy the Lake District – no matter the age!

With many sightings of Bownessie over the years, will you spot this elusive creature on your visit?

Bownessie was developed with an understanding that unsustainable behaviour is not only driving the climate crisis at a global level but is also promoting environmental degradation in the Lake District. Bownessie is working to promote sustainable behaviour change in the local community and 15.8 million visitors who travel to the region each year.

At Bownessie we raise awareness of issues impacting the natural landscape and promote ways in which people can make a difference to their everyday lives to make sustainable changes in the Lake District and beyond.

Contact us

We’d love to hear about your adventures in the Lake District!