The ‘Ullswater Way’

18th May 2016 • Under: News


The new twenty-mile walking route around the Ullswater valley, namely ‘The Ullswater Way’ was officially opened on April 25 by Lake District writer and broadcaster, Eric Robson.

The route can be walked in either direction and from any starting point. There is also the opportunity to walk the route in shorter sections, using an open top bus or an Ullswater ‘Steamer’ to start your journey.  Here at the Roundthorn we have plenty of information on bus routes and Steamer timetables, and if you are staying with us you are welcome to make use of one of our special 10% discount vouchers towards a steamer journey.

The creation of a promoted circular route around Ullswater has long been an ambition of the community, so the opportunity was seized and a partnership project was put into action between local people and Lake District National Park, the National Trust, the Ullswater Association, Eden District Council, Ullswater ‘Steamers’, and See More Cumbria with additional funding from the Cumbria Waste Management Environment Trust.

The route has new waymarkers, fingerposts and gates to make it easier for people to navigate the route on the ground. Watch the video from the Lake District National Park to learn more about how the project was developed. A leaflet has been produced to accompany the route which can also be downloaded via the website.