Eastern Lake District

Route: Ullswater

Area: Eastern Lake District

Date of walk: 28th March 2014

Walkers: Andrew Gilly and David

Distance: 7.3 miles

Ascent: 1,200 feet

Weather: Overcast with occasional light rain

The Mountain Weather Information Service forecast a 20% chance of visibility on the fells today. These poor odds persuaded us to plan a low level walk and where better than Ullswater?

We parked by the pier in Glenridding and hopped on board one of the Ullswater Steamers. Although it was very chilly, we stayed on the upper deck to enjoy the fantastic views, and about half an hour later disembarked at Howtown on the other side of the lake – what a great way to start a walk!

Navigation is simple as the path back to Glenridding follows the lakeshore, often at an elevated level, giving wonderful views all the way. This is one of the best low level walks in the Lake District

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