ULLSWATER WAY West Side, with poss high level route option,, includes Ullswater Steamer & Nics Picnic Lunch

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Pace: High

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Intensity: High

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Gradient: High

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Explorer WALX

Price: £35.00

Quick Info:

  • 10 Miles
  • Wed 30th June
  • 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • 7 Glenridding Bridge, Glenridding, Penrith CA11 0PZ, UK
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Hosted By:

Nicola Sproson

Walk Description:


Our Explorer WALX are open to all walkers. You are very welcome to bring your Nordic Poles or Trecking Poles if you wish to explore the West Side of the Ullswater Way, weaving our way from Pooley Bridge to Bennet Head and on through the mysterious Gowbarrow Woods. Dont be fooled that this is a low level route and not mountainous as the up & down ascenet & descent can be relentless!  We will proceed back around the front of Gowbarrow for superb views of the Helvelyn Range and acorss to the High Street Ridgeline and everything in between,before dropping into Aira Force to see fab waterfalls almost most impressive during Winter months, and on back to Glenridding along the Ullswater shoreline.


The cost of the Ullswater Steamer to start the WALX is included in the cost, alternatively if the steamer isn't running due to weather we will be jumping on the bus to Pooley Bridge to start the day, and a quick brew in Fell Bites while we wait for the bus will be included in the cost too.

AND of course a very healthy picnic from Nic to complete your experience here at WALX Helvellyn Ullswater.

I hope you can join us for both parts of the Ullswater Way (3rd & 4th February 2021) and use our suggested accomodation options in the valley detailed below.

 Some technical ground will be covered so all terrain shoes with a good trail grip are essential.

Please also bring waterproofs with you, even on a good day, these will act as your emergency layer.  We will get a good speed up to do this loop in the allotted time so make sure you come with a water bottle & high energy snack, and a pack to take some layers off as we head off!  PLEASE GET IN TOUCH IF YOU ARE UNSURE OF YOUR FITNESS LEVEL OR ABILITY TO WALK ON THE TRICKY LAKELAND TERRAIN AS I'M HAPPY TO HAVE A CHAT ABOUT THIS. You will not be allowed to walk with our group if you do not have the right kit with you and suitable sustenance/drinks/food! Sorry to sound so strict, but we are out with you guys in the fells often with no road close by, so important you come equipped.  Our leaders will always have a first aid kit & emergency kit but you must be able to carry your own rucksack for the duration of the walk. From September until end of April, please bring a headtorch on all walks which are due to continue into the afternoon after lunchtime...

If you are joining one of our adventures/activites outdoors, by signing up you are consenting to our help in the case of emergency with regards to 1st Aid as required, and that you have updated any medication info to your instructor prior to the activity if anything has changed since you last walked with us.


Please be aware that we may accept some dogs on our walks, who we know very well & we know are very well behaved.  If you find it difficult to be around dogs, or would prefer no dogs were on your walk - PLEASE feel free to let me know as the dog owners are more than happy to leave them at home!

Lastly, I may snap a few shots during our walk, PLEASE let me know if you would prefer not to be on social media or your pic used for advertising Nics Nordic Walks.  I totally understand that some folk would prefer to keep their mountain adventures as an escape from the outside world, but unless you let me know, then your image may be used.  

Thank you.......