The Dalemain Loop

The Dalemain Loop


Distance: 5 miles/8 km

Terrain: Gentle walking through fields and parkland and on quiet country lanes.

Map: Download an OS map here

Please take care: There are two 200m sections along the side of the A592

A picturesque circular walk linking to the Ullswater Way at Pooley Bridge. The route takes you northwards along the River Eamont and through the historic meadows and parkland to Dalemain Mansion, home to the Hasell family for eleven generations, with its Mediaeval Hall tea room, before passing the 14 Century keep of Dacre castle and the village of Dacre with the 18th century Horse & Farrier Inn and the fascinating St Andrews church, a site of religious worship since the 8th century which boasts mysterious ‘bears’, possibly Roman lion statues, the engraved Whistler window and Whitelaw stained glass. before returning southwards to Soulby on country lanes, and then dropping down in view of Ullswater towards Dunmallard, the conical wood at the eastern end of the lake.


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