ULLSWATER SHORE PATH
Point: Glenridding Ullswater Steamers Car Park (NY389170)
10.3 Km (6.5 miles)
Take an Ullswater Steamer to Howtown. Ullswater Steamers publish
a timetable that is available from Tourist Information Centres.
The 'crossing' takes approximately 30 minutes and costs £4.60
single for an adult (2007).
Alight at Howtown pier (NY 443199). At the foot of the pier turn
right (West) over a footbridge and onto a footpath through the small
wood, thence through a kissing gate to the lake shore. At the end
of this path is another kissing gate which leads to a stepped track.
On reaching the fellside turn right (North of Northwest) and follow
the wall to the garden of Waternook House. Continue along the well
trodden path and down to the shore before passing through a gate
into Hallinhag Wood. Once through the wood you continue, on a footpath,
through open fields to the hamlet of Sandwick (NY 424196).
the wooden bridge and turn left onto the tarmac road. Ascend the
hill to the edge of the hamlet where you turn right (West) onto
the track. Shortly after joining the track into becomes more of
a footpath and another path bears off to the South (NY418192) ,
up to a wrought iron seat. Keep to the lower path which follows
the line of a drystone wall, unless you wish to follow the 'high
level' route via Place Fell.
On reaching Scalehow Beck cross the wooden footbridge and continue
along the main path through the woods. The track here is narrower
and there is an uphill section to Silver Point overlooking Norfolk
Island. Descend until you pick up another drystone wall which you
follow to Side Farm (NY 398164). Turn right (Southwest) into the
farmyard where you may purchase a welcome cup of tea or an ice cream.
From the farm take the track across the fields to the school. Cross
the road onto the footpath and turn right heading towards St Patrick's
Church, Patterdale. After
the church the footpath ends, so cross to the other side, past the
old Police Station and Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team's base. The
footpath then enters a short section of wood before crossing, once
again, to the other side of the road where the path continues above
the road. At the end of this path, cross the road for the last time,
pass through the wrought iron gate by the boat yard .Follow the
path to the Steamer Pier and Car Park (NY389170).
directions are provided for guidance only. This walk should not
be attempted without a compass and a suitable map (OS Landranger
90 or OS Explorer OL5).
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