Glenridding to Howtown

Distance: 6.5 miles / 10.5km

Terrain: Undulating path with up and down hill stretches and some rocky sections. Please note this is a long, remote section.

Map: Download an OS map here.

The Ullswater Way now weaves its way with the road, but on good paths and clear crossings. The route passes King George V playing fields – named “the prettiest field in England” by William Wordsworth, before crossing the open valley to Side Farm and heading back northwards along and above the shores of Ullswater.

This section of path, described by Wainwright as the most beautiful and rewarding walk in Lakeland” undulates through woodland and open fell giving stunning views over Ullswater and its islands. The Way passes through the little hamlet of Sandwick to reach Howtown and the steamer pier.