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Find out how we’ve been working with the community and local businesses to create the Ullswater Way – a new, 20-mile walking route that connects the spectacular scenery along the shores of Ullswater with the picturesque villages and attractions.
The Ullswater Valley Plan was a pilot project set up to identify opportunities and ambitions of a local community within a Lake District Valley. The Ullswater Valley was chosen, and over 6 months through consultation and workshops with local people the Ullswater Valley Plan was produced in 2014. To find out more click the link here.
The route is well waymarked and the Ullswater Way leaflet gives a rough guide. However you will need a good map to follow whilst walking (Ordnance Survey or Harveys).
You can download and print O.S. based route maps in two sections below:
The creation of a circular route around the lake has long been an ambition of the community in the Ullswater area. The Ullswater Way is a fantastic example of people working in partnership on a project to give the local economy a boost, something that is particularly important following the floods in 2015.
The Ullswater Way crosses sections of open fell and farm land, offering visitors stunning views, as well as the path Wainwright described as ‘the most beautiful and rewarding walk in Lakeland’. The route also includes a new section of footpath near Maiden Castle, once the site of an Iron Age Hill fort it now offers spectacular views of the Ullswater Valley, as well as views to the Pennines to the East and Blencathra to the west.
The Ullswater Way was made possible through a partnership that included: The Lake District National Park, National Trust, the Ullswater Association, Eden District Council, Ullswater Steamers, and See More Cumbria with additional funding from the Cumbria Waste Management Environment Trust.