Bowness and Windermere Forward exist to promote and instigate partnership projects to achieve:

  • Enhanced Public Realm
  • Sustainable Connectivity Solutions
  • Resilient Communities (both residential and community)
  • Exceptional Visitor Experiences

Bowness and Windermere Forward benefit from the local private, public and charitable sectors who work together to identify and champion enhancement projects.

The board meet quarterly, minutes are available here:

Bowness and Windermere Forward commissioned the Douglas Wheeler Report in 2016 (more info here via SLDC’s website) and employed a Project Co-ordinator, Helen Moriarty, in 2018.


Bowness & Windermere Forward Latest News

Glebe Market Success

Since their start in April, locals and visitors alike have been enjoying the various markets held on the Glebe, in Bowness. Visitor numbers have been in excess of 5000 at the Sunday Glebe market featuring Prom Art and around 1000 at the Farmers’ market. The markets are attracting around 60 stalls from the surrounding area, …

Bowness & Windermere businesses support a shake up for the towns

The first ‘Shake Up’ Bowness and Windermere event was a great success with over 40 businesses joining us at The Lamplighter in Windermere to share ideas and help shape the future of the area. Read the full article here: https://www.cumbriacrack.com/2019/04/04/bowness-windermere-businesses-support-a-shake-up-for-the-towns/ Bowness and Windermere Forward will harness the positivity shared by all to inform future projects, …


To contact Bowness & Windermere Forward please email: helen@bwforward.org.uk