Ullswater - Grasmere - Borrowdale - Thirlmere - Ullswater
Over four days this mini expedition will take you from the sublime pastoral delights of some of the Lake District's most beautiful villages and hamlets and to the top of its best loved summits. On the way round you will be rewarded with stunning views of lakes, tarns, crags and ridges that can only be witnessed by those prepared to put the effort in and tread the fell top paths.
The journey begins with a stay at the Inn on the Lake, on the pristine shores of Ullswater and heads for Grasmere and the Travellers Rest via an ancient packhorse route. Then it's onto the Scafell Hotel in Borrowdale via one of the best viewpoint summits in the Lake District. After that comes an intimate tour of Watendlath and the Armboth Fells. Finally, as a fitting finish, the route tops out with a visit to the lofty summit of Helvellyn and heads back to the Inn on the Lake for a well earned pint of Jennings Cocker Hoop or Cumberland Ale.
Before setting off please make sure you plot the suggested route on OS maps and pack a compass. They are essential for a safe, enjoyable day in the hills!
|Time/Effort:||5 out of 5|
|Navigation:||3 out of 5|
|Technicality:||3 out of 5|
|Height gain/loss (metres):||3016metres (9,895feet)|
|OS map:||OS Landranger 90, OS Explorer OL 4,5,6 & 7|
- Start point: NY 386171 (near Ullswater)
- End point: NY 386171