The Ullswater Way

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!ULLSWATER WAY VISUAL V2 copy

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!


Find out more about the sections between Pooley Bridge to Aira Force, Aira Force to Glenridding, Glenridding to Howtown and Howtown to Pooley Bridge



The Ullswater Way Map

Membership of the Ullswater Association gives you:

  • Listing and images on
  • Listing in the Visit Ullswater leaflet with local, regional, national and international distribution
  • Quarterly member meetings
  • Annual familiarisation trips
  • Dedicated marketing support focussed on raising both members’ profiles and the profile of the area as a whole
  • Dedicated administration support for the association
  • Representation of the association within regional tourism organisations
  • Unlimited press release distribution
  • Social media activity
  • Blog sharing
  • Photography library
  • Ad hoc Marketing and PR advice

All this for less than a decent size ad in the local newspaper!

 Ullswater Association Membership Price List 2020/21

Category 1CostNotes
Bed & Breakfast£125 
Self-Catering£125Up to 6 units
Eating Out£125 
Attractions (Small)£1250-20,000 visitors
Activities & Things to do£125 
Additional listing under another category for other activity at the same site.£50If your main business is B&B but you offer evening meals, you can be listed under 'Places to Eat' by taking an additional listing.
Category 2 Price includes one free additional listing under another category for other activity at the same site.
Self-Catering£2757+ units
Attractions (Large)£27520,000+ visitors
Camping, Caravanning & Glamping£275Campsites offering more than just tent pitches