Walking in Grisedale

Walking and hiking around Ullswater

From lakeside ambles to high ridge day-long climbs, there are endless walks around Ullswater, no matter what your ability.

Guided walks

Our Lake District National Park Voluntary Rangers lead free or low-cost guided walks throughout the year. Many start from Glenridding. Please take a look at the events and guided walks calendar.

Hiking up Helvellyn

At 950 metres above sea level, Helvellyn is the third highest peak in England. On its eastern side, two sharp aretes lead off the summit of Striding and Swirral Edge. The knife-edged Striding Edge provides one of the best known scrambles in the Lake District.

There are different ways to reach the summit, but all of them require you to be properly equipped. Please take a look at our checklist for walkers.

Free local walking routes

Walking routes

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Ullswater Information Centre in Glenridding

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