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Exploring Ullswater North Western Fells

The north western side of Ullswater is a mixture of low rolling fells interspersed with picturesque hamlets. Criss-crossing this quiet corner Cyclist on Helvellyn photo by Dave Willis courtesy of the Cumbria Photo Libraryof the Lake District is a network of lanes and fell roads. This tour takes in all the best corners and provides, at every turn, fascinating and far reaching views. Amongst the many highlights are a full side view of the mighty Blencathra with its distinct ridges and gills, and the flashing glimpse of Ullswater as you free wheel down the A5091 from Dockray.

  • Start: Pooley Bridge car park GR NY470244
  • Finish: Glenridding steamer pier car park,
  • GR NY389169
  • Distance: 13 miles (21km)
  • Grade: Medium - Challenge
  • Refreshments: Cafes: Pooley Bridge, Aira Force, Glenridding
  • Pubs: Pooley Bridge, Dacre, Glenridding
  • Shops: Pooley Bridge, Glenridding

The start and finish are linked by taking a cruise on the Ullswater 'Steamer' the full length of the Lake.

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Further information

Ullswater Information Centre, Main Car Park, Glenridding
Telephone: 017684 82414

Penrith Tourist Information Centre, Middlegate, Penrith
Telephone: 01768 867466

Ullswater 'Steamers', The Pier House, Glenridding, Penrith
Telephone: 017684 82229