Dunmallard MWS

Miles Without Stiles 49: Dunmallard Wood, Pooley Bridge

Miles Without Stiles

This level route takes you along the river Eamont through Dunmallard Wood to some benches. OS Explorer Map OL5

Route for many. 440m distance.


Located at the northern tip of Ullswater, Pooley Bridge is a lovely village with pubs, cafes and shops. The route takes you away from the village along the River Eamont at the foot of Dunmallard Hill. Keep an eye out for herons fishing and deer coming out of the woods for a drink as you enjoy a moment of forest bathing.

Leave the car park at its northern end and follow the level surfaced path along the edge of Dunmallard Wood to a seating area by the side of the River Eamont. Dunmallard Wood is an ancient woodland, which also has the remains of an Iron Age fort at its summit.

Sit on the benches at the end of the path and enjoy watching the local wildlife in and around the River Eamont before returning back to the car park.

  • Start point showing a flat gravel track

    Start point of the walk showing a flat gravel track.

  • Wooden benches at the side of a wide gravel track.

    Wooden benches overlooking the River Eamont.

  • Wide gravel path amongst tall trees.

    The wide gravel path amongst tall trees.


Start point:

Dunmallard Car Park

Postcode: CA12 2NN
Grid reference: NY 469244
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Toilets and Refreshments are available in Pooley Bridge.

Getting there:

Bus service 508 runs daily all year round between Penrith, Pooley Bridge, Glenridding and Patterdale.