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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

WalkDescriptionGradeMiles
2032Great How, a short ascent above Thirlmereeasy2.00
1143Hallin Fell from Martindale Church, Sandwickeasy2.00
2039A circuit of Gowbarrow Fell, Ullswatermoderate3.50
2019Raven Crag, the Benn & Shoulthwaite Gill near Thirlmereeasy/mod4.00
3232Glenridding Dodd & Sheffield Pike from Glenridding easy/mod4.50
2524Thirlmere Circulareasy5.00
2005High Rigg, Legburthwaiteeasy5.50
1158High Rigg from Legburthwaiteeasy5.50
1959Gray Crag and Pasture Beck from Hartsop villagemoderate5.50
1230Birks & Arnison Crag from Patterdalemoderate5.50
2327Red Tarn & Birkhouse Moor from Glenriddingmoderate6.00
1228Thornthwaite Beacon & High Street from Hartsopmoderate6.50
1247Helvellyn & Raise from Swirlsmod/hard7.00
1110The Angletarn Pikes from Hartsopmoderate7.00
1235Red Tarn & Grisedale from Glenriddingmoderate7.00
2047Place Fell from Patterdalemoderate7.50
2049Calfhow Pike & the Dodds from Legburthwaitemoderate7.50
2060The Angletarn Pikes and Brock Crags from Hartsopmoderate8.00
1229Helvellyn & Dollywaggon Pike from Wythburnmoderate8.00
2025Helvellyn & Wythburn from Swirlsmod/hard8.50
3309Hartsop, Hartsop Dodd, Stony Cove Pike & Kirkstone Passmoderate8.50
1241Arthur's Pike & Loadpot Hill from Martindalemoderate9.00
1242Bannerdale, Boredale & Beda Head from Martindalemoderate9.00
1156Helvellyn via Striding and Swirral Edgeshard9.50
2585Hartsop Dodd, Stony Cove Pike, High St. & The Knottmod/hard10.00
2631A Martindale High-level Circuitmod/hard11.00
1710St. Sunday Crag & Helvellyn from Glenriddinghard11.50
3388Around Hayeswater and Angle Tarn From Hartsopmod/hard11.50
2425Circuit of Boredale from Patterdalemod/hard11.50
1520Helvellyn & Fairfield Horseshoe from Patterdalevery hard13.00

The walks listed above are the nearest 30 from Ullswater when measured in a straight line.

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