View of Ullswater

Ullswater Outdoor Fest 2017

If you haven't discovered the wonderful Ullswater Valley in the Lake District then the annual Ullswater Outdoor Fest is the perfect way to experience this stunning place. Enjoy nine days of guided walks, outdoor adventure, films and talks at various locations in this beautiful world class location.

View of Ullswater

Follow the leader

All the guided walks are led by experienced and knowledgeable volunteer walk leaders who will guide you to some spectacular viewpoints. There are 12 fantastic routes to choose from. Discover magnificent Helvellyn or spot deer on the Martindale hike. For a gentler walk join us on the Wordsworth walk and learn about one of England's most famous poets.

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The road to Greenside Mine

Steam to the Hills

Once again, our friends at Ullswater Steamers are offering hikers on our boat walks the fantastic price of just £1 to cruise across the lake. This special fare only applies to the festival walks listed below so book early to avoid disappointment. 

Steamer on Ullswater

Stay safe on the fells

To keep you safe on the fells we run regular basic navigations courses. During the festival there's the popular women only course and a chance for all to practise your hill skills. These fun, informal sessions take place on the fellside so you can test your new found knowledge straight away!

Map and compass course

Two of our volunteer navigation instructors out in the field.

Book your place today!

The guided walks and navigation courses are listed below. Just click on the title for full details. Booking is essential and walks can be popular so don't miss out - book today! For all other events during the Festival visit

Saturday 23 September  

Sunday 24 September

Monday 25 September

Tuesday 26 September

Wednesday 27 September

Thursday 28 September

Friday 29 September

Saturday 30 September

Sunday 1 October

You can find all other guided walks and navigations courses on our website. Activities run until end of October but we're busy putting the 2018 programme together and will have the listings live before the Christmas break.