Ullswater Way

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Start: Pooley Bridge
Distance: 20 miles (32 km)
Grid Ref: NY470244
Climbing: 900 metres
Walk time: 7-10 hours
Days: 1-2

Ordnance Survey Explorer Map (1:25,000)

Summary: The Ullswater Way is a waymarked walking route using existing Public Rights of Way and quiet roads which circumnavigates Ullswater, aimed at encouraging walkers to enjoy the valley, appreciate the spectacular scenery and support local businesses. From the start in Pooley Bridge andf heading in a clockwise direction the Ullswater Way begins by following the south shore past Hodgson Hill, Waterside House and the Yacht Club Jetty before leaving the shoreline to reach Seat Farm. The way then runs parallel to Ullswater past Sharow Cottages and Bonscale before heading back to the waterside at Howtown Wyke. Then a low path clinging to the shoreline is kept while skirting around Hallin Fell which leads through Hallinhag Wood to Sandwick. The way then keeps close to the south shore past Low Birk Fell, Birk Fell and around Silver Crag before heading to the southern end of Ullswater at Patterdale. The reurn north is made initally by roadside paths to Glenridding and continuing northwards in the same vein to Mossdale Bay, Glencoyne Bridge and alongside the A592 until Aira Force is reached. The way leaves roadside to visit the famous waterfall and then to skirt the southside slopes of Gowbarrow Fell to reach Swinburn's Park woodland and then across low pasture to Bonnerhead. The way then continues to Waterfoot Hotel Farm and back to the roadside, skirting Dunmallard Hill and back to Pooley Bridge.

Useful Links:
Ullswater Way Guide and Map
Lake District Baggage Transfer
Friends of the Ullswater Way
Long Distance Walkers Association

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