Ullswater Walks and Walking Guide
Lake District, Cumbria
Ullswater is surrounded by Lakeland Fells with the small communities of Hartsop, Glenridding and Patterdale offering limited amenities for walkers. Walking in this area is varied with Helvellyn one of the busiest fells in the Lake District National Park especially if approached via Striding Edge. Other notable fells in this area include Place Fell, St Sunday Crag and the Angletarn Pikes.
The walks listed below are free to download and print and all routes have GPS files. The area lacks easy family walks as the majority of routes involve hillwalking skills.
★ = GPS file available
|1143★||Hallin Fell from Martindale Church, Sandwick||easy||2.00|
|2032★||Great How, a short ascent above Thirlmere||easy||2.00|
|2039★||A circuit of Gowbarrow Fell, Ullswater||moderate||3.50|
|2019★||Raven Crag, the Benn & Shoulthwaite Gill near Thirlmere||easy/mod||4.00|
|3232★||Glenridding Dodd & Sheffield Pike from Glenridding||easy/mod||4.50|
|2005★||High Rigg, Legburthwaite||easy||5.50|
|1158★||High Rigg from Legburthwaite||easy||5.50|
|1230★||Birks & Arnison Crag from Patterdale||moderate||5.50|
|1959★||Gray Crag and Pasture Beck from Hartsop village||moderate||5.50|
|2327★||Red Tarn & Birkhouse Moor from Glenridding||moderate||6.00|
|1228★||Thornthwaite Beacon & High Street from Hartsop||moderate||6.50|
|1247★||Helvellyn & Raise from Swirls||mod/hard||7.00|
|1235★||Red Tarn & Grisedale from Glenridding||moderate||7.00|
|1110★||The Angletarn Pikes from Hartsop||moderate||7.00|
|2049★||Calfhow Pike & the Dodds from Legburthwaite||moderate||7.50|
|2047★||Place Fell from Patterdale||moderate||7.50|
|2060★||The Angletarn Pikes and Brock Crags from Hartsop||moderate||8.00|
|1229★||Helvellyn & Dollywaggon Pike from Wythburn||moderate||8.00|
|2025★||Helvellyn & Wythburn from Swirls||mod/hard||8.50|
|3309★||Hartsop, Hartsop Dodd, Stony Cove Pike & Kirkstone Pass||moderate||8.50|
|1241★||Arthur's Pike & Loadpot Hill from Martindale||moderate||9.00|
|1242★||Bannerdale, Boredale & Beda Head from Martindale||moderate||9.00|
|1156★||Helvellyn via Striding and Swirral Edges||hard||9.50|
|2585★||Hartsop Dodd, Stony Cove Pike, High St. & The Knott||mod/hard||10.00|
|2631★||A Martindale High-level Circuit||mod/hard||11.00|
|1710★||St. Sunday Crag & Helvellyn from Glenridding||hard||11.50|
|2425★||Circuit of Boredale from Patterdale||mod/hard||11.50|
|3388★||Around Hayeswater and Angle Tarn From Hartsop||mod/hard||11.50|
|1520★||Helvellyn & Fairfield Horseshoe from Patterdale||very hard||13.00|
The walks listed above are the nearest 30 from Ullswater when measured in a straight line.
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