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Ullswater Walks & Hikes

Walks around Ullswater

Best Walks from Aira Force, Glenridding, Patterdale, and more

The Ullswater Way

The Ullswater Way, as well as giving you superb views of the lake itself, allows many options.

A stroll along the shore path from Patterdale to Silver Bay and back is very popular. Another option is to take the Ullswater Steamer ( ferry ) to Howtown and walk back to Patterdale / Glenridding.
If you’re thinking of doing the whole thing, maybe check out the information here.

Aira Force & Gowbarrow Park

A very popular spot in the local area.

Operated by the National Trust. A good choice if you’d like something low level with a car park, tea rooms and facilities.

Great views of the lake from the fell ( hill ) itself.


The photo is looking from the summit of Helvellyn towards Striding Edge. Red Tarn is on the left. Ullswater is in the far top left.

The Glenridding Tourist Information Centre is an ideal place for advice.

They’re great for a chat about whether the above hike is for you and anyone with you.

Fix the Fells

Wondering how all the paths on the Lakeland Fells are maintained ? By whom?

Would you like to know more about getting involved ?

Here you will find information on volunteering, becoming a National Trust Ranger, donating and more.

Bringing a dog along ?

Like humans, our canine friends love The Lake District.

If you’d like more information about how to best enjoy the experience with your pal, the National Trust has plenty of dog-friendly advice here.

Search Dogs

The Search Dogs can be an incredibly useful addition out on the fells.

If you’d like to donate, sponsor them or just would like to know more, you’ll find lots of details here.

Patterdale Mountain Rescue

Interested to learn more about the incidents that one of the busiest Mountain Rescue teams in England deals with ?

Covering a wide range of areas from Helvellyn to Aira Force and many other places.

They are on call 24 hours day, 7 days a week, 52 weeks of the year. Thank you