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Guided Walk, from 3 Aug 2019, free entry





    A joint walk with the Lake District National Park.

    Would you like to see the places that inspired some of Wordsworth’s best loved poetry? Here is the perfect opportunity to experience Ullswater, home to the daffodils that inspired ‘I wandered lonely as a cloud’ in 1802.

    Take the steamer boat across Ullswater from Glenridding to the legendary Aira Force waterfall and walk back along the lake shore. This walk is graded easy and is 3.7 miles (6km) which should take approximately 4 hours.

    This walk is organised and led by the Lake District National Park in partnership with the Wordsworth Trust. It is free to join and suitable for the whole family – including well-behaved dogs. You will need weather-appropriate clothing and footwear, plenty of water and sunscreen – and don’t forget your camera!

    The walk meets at Ullswater Information Centre, Glenridding. For more information, booking and FAQs, please visit the Lake District National Park website.

    Event details

    Dates Times
    Sat 3 Aug 2019 09:40 to 14:00
    Wed 21 Aug 2019 09:40 to 14:00


    Free entry


    • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
    • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
    • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
    • Education/study areaEducation/study area
    • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
    • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
    • Gift shopGift shop
    • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
    • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
    • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing

    As Dove Cottage is an historic building, we have been unable to make provision for disabled access. However most wheelchairs will find the ground floor accessible.

    Events at this Venue

    date event
    Fri 26 Jul Pop-up Poetry
    Mon 29 Jul - Sun 4 Aug Places of Poetry
    Wed 31 Jul Wordsworth's Hawkshead
    Thu 1 Aug Dove Cottage Poets
    Fri 2 Aug Pop-up Poetry
    Sat 3 Aug In the Footsteps of Wordsworth


    The Wordsworth Trust


    Town End,
    LA22 9SH


    Plan route to Dove Cottage using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

    Map reference: NY 341070  Lat: 54.45410 Long: -3.01792

    By Bus: Hop on the regular 599 open top service from Bowness, Windermere and Ambleside. Sit back, relax and admire the stunning views across the Lakes. The 555 also runs regularly between Keswick, Grasmere, Windermere and Kendal. The bus stops just across the Road from Dove Cottage.

    By bike: There are cycle parking stands near the attraction's restaurant.

    On Foot: There is an easy and safe two-minute walking route from Grasmere to Dove Cottage along Stock Lane. There is also a lakeside path or the Coffin Trail Bridleway which links Grasmere to Rydal near Ambleside. Both are fairly easy-going routes with great views.

    By Car: Leave the M6 at jct 36, follow signs for Kendal, Windermere and Ambleside. Dove Cottage, the Wordsworth Museum and Art Gallery is located on the A591, the main Kendal to Keswick road through the Lake District, just South of the Grasmere mini roundabout.

    Parking: with charge

    Accessible by Public Transport: 8 miles from Windermere station

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