The Ullswater Way
The Ullswater Way is a 20-mile walking route around Ullswater. The route can be walked in either direction and from any starting point. Why not walk the route in shorter sections, using an open top bus or steamer to start your journey!
Lowther Castle Loop – New for 2019!
Try the latest addition to the Ullswater Way. From Lowther Castle, the circular 7.5 mile route follows the banks of the Lowther river, through the hamlet of Helton and then up to Askham Fell with its panoramic views, before returning through the charming village of Askham.
Ullswater Way Dalemain Loop
Following the fantastic success of the Ullswater Way, an additional 5 mile circular loop has been developed to enable people to link from the Ullswater way to Dalemain Mansion with its Garden and Tea Rooms and Dacre village with its ancient church and traditional pub.
The Loop is well signposted and an illustrated account of the walk can also be found in the Official Guide to the Ullswater Way, available in businesses around the Ullswater Way, with £1 for every copy sold donated to the National Park to help maintain the route.
‘I’ve walked the Ullswater Way’ Pin Badges – walk the route and look after it too!
Having walked the Ullswater Way in all its splendour and variety you can now buy an ‘I’ve walked the Ullswater Way’ pin badge to celebrate! Pin Badges are available at various businesses around the lake including: Glenridding Tourist Information Centre, Ullswater Steamers Pier House, The Brackenrigg Inn at Watermillock, Side Farm Camp Site in Patterdale, Lowther Barn at Howtown, Catstycam Outdoors and Sharmans. And whats more 50p from every pin badge sold helps the Lake District National Park to look after the route!
Ullswater Information Centre: 0845 901 0845 (calls cost 2p per minute plus your phone company’s access charge)
Traveline: 0871 200 2233 (calls cost 12p per minute plus your phone company’s access charge)
Ullswater Steamers: 017684 82229
Forecast available on Lake District Weatherline: 0844 846 2444 (calls cost 7p per minute plus your phone company’s access charge)
This map is not to scale. The route is well waymarked, but please also take OS Explorer map OL5 with you. Mobile phone signal can be limited in the Ullswater Valley.
There can be changing weather conditions – please wear appropriate clothing and footwear.
In case of emergency please call 999. Ask for Police and Mountain Rescue.
For more information on the Ullswater Way, including detailed route descriptions and accommodation and attractions in the local area visit www.ullswater.com