Enjoy magical landscapes in the Ullswater Valley whilst completing the iconic 22 mile Ullswater Way over 3 days, this route was launched by the Lake District National Park on 25 April 2016. Nicola, your guide, was featured on Border News walking this route on the launch day! Enjoy the vibrant greens during Spring in the Ullswater Valley. You will have views into many valleys leading away from Ullswater, towards the south towards the Kirkstone Pass and to the North, Blencathra & the Eden Valley. Luggage will be taken to your accommodation each day & your car in Glenridding at the Village Hall. Although the walking will not be too strenuous I must highlight that some of the terrain may be technical and I would be happy to discuss this with anyone who may be concerned about the Lakeland Trails around the Lake.
Day 1 – 10 mile guided walk north along the western shore of Ullswater from Glenridding to Pooley Bridge
First evening’s accommodation is at 1863 http://1863ullswater.co.uk/ (or other similar accommodation in Pooley Bridge dependent on availability,) Pooley Bridge. Dinner will be served in the fabulous 1863 restaurant.
Day 2 – beginning with a full tour of the Lake on the Ullswater Steamers (lots of under cover and a bar on board! The steamers will tell you all the landmarks around the lake to look out for, finally we will walk our 7 miles to the hamlet of Sandwick and our secret gem in the fells.
Second evening: We can only obtain access to this accommodation by foot or quad bike! Luxury room price will be en suite under the famous Beckside café Lowther Barn Café , and the cheaper price will be for accommodation in a pod on the lake shore with shared bathroom for 2 rooms, with a short field walk from the main accommodation – something quite special. The pod rooms are quite small (1 is a bunk bed room) but there is cosy sitting room with a wood burner for extra space too. Both accommodation types will be eating in the lovely café where Charlie Sproson of Mountain Run can give you a basic navigation talk in which he will also focus on the following day’s guided walk. Dinner will also be served here – local venison stew using all local ingredients alongside!
Day 3 – The 6 mile walk back to Glenridding under the crags of Place Fell with panoramic views of the Helvellyn Massif, and looking up into the valleys of Glencoyne, Glenridding, and Grisedale.
Alternatively, if you are keen to explore the valleys behind Place Fell and head onto the Beda Fell Ridgeline we can offer an optional extra at £30 per head the route can be discussed and planned with anyone interested according to fitness levels and mountain skills … But whichever route you choose, low or high level, this will be a day to remember!
All packed lunches will be provided by Nics Nordic Walks, and Afternoon tea at the Helvellyn Kitchen before heading home.
Standard Room Price from: £ 340
Deposit is £170
Single Person Supplements will apply, price on application.
The Ullswater Way can also be arranged as a 2 day break – please contact Nic’s Nordic Walks for more details.
We also offer a Windermere Way Holiday (45 mile loop over the fells around the lake) in The Lake District which can be arranged over 4 or 5 days.
The map shows the approximate location of the Holiday.
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