Walking in the Ullswater Valley - Lake District National Park
Walk 1 – From Pooley Bridge
Take a short walk around Dunmallard Hill, there is a fantastic vantage point at the top and look out for red squirrels! Just a ten minute stroll to Pooley Bridge village with its array of tea rooms, gift shops, pubs and inns, post office and the Ullswater Steamers Pier.
Walk 2 – Pooley Bridge to Howtown
Walk to the village and follow the road to Roehead then follow the footpath on up to the Stone Circle and down the side of the fell to Howtown Pier. There is a low level option on this route (6 miles/9km) Moor Divock is rich in antiquities dating to the Early Bronze Age. The Cockpit is the largest of several monuments found on the moor with a diameter of 25m. Many of the stones are now fallen but the tallest of those stones still upright are just under a metre.
Walk 3 – Hallin Fell from Howtown
Follow the footpath around Hallin Fell to Sandwick and return along the shore, through the woods (3 miles/5km)
Walk 4 – Howtown to Glenridding
From Howtown walk back on the footpath along the shore and through the woods to Glenridding. This path is easy to find and offers spectacular views of Ullswater, with Helvellyn – Englands third highest mountain rising above the ancient wooded foothills (7 miles/11km). Please note parking at Glenridding and catch the Steamer to the start of this walk.
Walk 5 - The Ullswater Way
Look out for the Daffodil waymarkers now connecting all four legs of Ullswater with Steamer and bus routes connecting each section. For more information on the routes please click here.
Walk 6 - National Trust Aira Force
Walk on the waymarked Ullswater Way from the Park to National Trust Aira Force via Wreay or catch the Steamer to/from Glenridding and follow the lakeshore path past those famous William Wordsworth daffodils.