Discover Ullswater on the Ullswater Way

Donate to the Eastern area

The East distinctive area is predominantly rural and tranquil and has the lowest population of any of the distinctive areas. Glenridding / Patterdale is the largest settlement, with other smaller villages including Askham, Pooley Bridge and Penruddock.

The rugged and craggy high fells of Helvellyn, Fairfield and High Street are split by the two upland valleys of Ullswater and Haweswater / Lowther. Farmland fringes the north-eastern margin of the East area, which contrasts with the high fells.

Ullswater is one of the four navigable lakes in the National Park, whilst Haweswater is a reservoir providing water supplies for the North West of England.

All furniture items in East area:

Wicket gate

  • New wicket gate overlooking Dunmallard in the parish of Hutton
  • This is a gate
  • Cost: £600

Fingerpost at 'Tongue', Matterdale

  • Replacement fingerpost at 'Tongue' in Matterdale.
  • This is a fingerpost
  • Cost: £150 plain or £250 with plaque

Fingerpost at the foot of Barton Fell

  • New fingerpost at the foot of Barton Fell showing the main Ullswater Way as it leaves Pooley Bridge .
  • This is a fingerpost
  • Cost: £150 plain or £250 with plaque

Finger post on Ullswater Way at Barton Fell.

  • Finger post signing Ullswater Way on the flanks of Barton Fell overlooking Ullswater
  • This is a fingerpost
  • Cost: £150 plain or £250 with plaque

Wooden field gate

  • Wooden field gate on Bampton Bridleway
  • This is a gate
  • Cost: £600

New wooden gate in Martindale

  • Replacement gate on the footpath at the top of Martindale .
  • This is a gate
  • Cost: £600

Two new wicket gates

  • New wooden wicket gates on the south flanks of Hallin Fell in the Ullswater Valley
  • This is a gate
  • Cost: £600