Start - Cross ferry to west side of lake. (stiff climb from ferry)
Then Hawkshead, Coniston, A593 Torver, Then Broughton Mills.
Head north - Seathwaite, Cockley Beck.
T' junction. (left for Hardnott)
turn right for Wrynose and drop down to Little Langdale.(very good brakes needed)
Doing it this way I think takes the sting out of both passes as basically your on the plateau between them.
Near Skelwith Bridge chose back to Hawkshead and ferry over Lake or Ambleside then Windermere.
About 40 miles round trip but a bit lumpy and low gears required.
Just a question - When you say Windermere do actually mean the town or the just anywhere near the Lake?