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The Ullswater Way

The Ullswater Way is a new 21 mile walking route around Ullswater in the Lake District. The route can be walked in either direction and from any starting point.

The route includes Pooley Bridge, Aira Force, Glenridding, Patterdale and Howtown. You can see a summary of the main sections further down this page or download the official Ullswater Way leaflet which includes a route map and details by clicking the image below.


The Ullswater Way Key Sections

Pooley Bridge to Aira Force

Distance: 6.5 miles / 10.7 km

Terrain: Undulating walking through woodland and fields

Aira Force to Glenridding

Distance: 3 miles / 4.6 km

Terrain: Easy well-surfaced path between Aira and Glencoyne. Narrow and uneven paths by lake shore from Glencoyne to Glenridding.

Please take care: there is a 100m section along the side of the A592.

Glenridding to Howtown

Distance: 6.5 miles / 10.5 km

Terrain: Undulating path with up and down hill stretches and some rocky sections. Please note this is a long, remote section.

Howtown to Pooley Bridge

Distance: 5 miles / 8 km

Terrain: Undulating walk through farm land and open fell. Please take care: there is a 500m section on the road from Cross Dormont to Waterside House.

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