Ullswater - Pooley Bridge - Howtown - Glenridding

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This walk has it all and makes for a magical day, taking a ride on the old steamer across the length of the beautiful Ullswater Lake, then returning on foot with views which some describe as the best in the country.

Your journey begins at Glenridding Pier, where you board the vintage steamer travelling across the blue waters to Howtown, then on to Pooley Bridge, where you disembark and begin your walk back to Howtown and on to Glenridding. The delightful walk takes you over fells, through forests, past waterfalls, coves and beaches along the shoreline, where you can stop for a picnic. The scenery is amazing; you may also be lucky to see fighter jets and other aeroplanes fly past at a low altitude.

Walking alongside the tall crags and beneath the third highest mountain in the Lakes, Hellvellyn, which towers 950 metres, you weave in and out of the banks of the lake while taking in the picturesque views of lake, distant fells and mountains. When you arrive at the car park you can enjoy a delightful home-cooked meal at The Ramblers' Bar just down the road.

England - North England - Cumbria - Lake District - North East


Ancient Monument, Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Church, Flowers, Food Shop, Gift Shop, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Lake/Loch, Moor, Mountains, National Trust, Public Transport, River, Tea Shop, Toilets, Waterfall, Wildlife, Woodland
17/05/2019 - Andrew Moore

Fantastic walk. I would recommend doing the walk the other way round which we did and enjoy the Ullswater Steamer to come back after a long walk and enjoy the scenery that you've just walked over on a sunny evening.

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