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
|2032★||Great How, a short ascent above Thirlmere||easy||2.00|
|1143★||Hallin Fell from Martindale Church, Sandwick||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|
|1959★||Gray Crag and Pasture Beck from Hartsop village||moderate||5.50|
|1230★||Birks & Arnison Crag from Patterdale||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|
|1110★||The Angletarn Pikes from Hartsop||moderate||7.00|
|1235★||Red Tarn & Grisedale from Glenridding||moderate||7.00|
|2047★||Place Fell from Patterdale||moderate||7.50|
|2049★||Calfhow Pike & the Dodds from Legburthwaite||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|
|3388★||Around Hayeswater and Angle Tarn From Hartsop||mod/hard||11.50|
|2425★||Circuit of Boredale from Patterdale||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.
Short Walks in Lakeland Book 2: North Lakeland
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