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Ullswater Horseshoe (2 days)
This is a great way to take in the major peaks around the Ullswater Valley! Our journey starts at High Row where we set off along the Old Coach Road. We soon turn off the track and start the walk up on to Great Dodd. From here we can look back on to Blencathra and its majestic ridges falling down to the valley. The long, broad undulating ridge of Dodds stretches before us as it winds its way towards the Lake District’s only ski area on Raise. We now climb the ridge up to Helvellyn Lower Man before summitting on this area’s highest and best known peak, Helvellyn. This is a great viewpoint with the majority of Lakeland peaks visible making this a great place to stop for a while. Ahead lie Nethermost and Dollywaggon Pikes and the path rolls across their broad slopes before dropping down to Grisedale Tarn - a dark tarn nestled below Fairfield and Seat Sandal. The path turns east and makes its way down Grisedale with views up into the coves we have walked above today and also up to the fell of St Sunday. We end our day in the village of Glenridding on the shores of Ullswater.
Our second day begins with the climb up to Angle Tarn via Boredale Hause. As we walk past the tarn, St Sunday, High Street and the Fairfield range dominate the view. We gradually climb to Kidsty Pike with views down to Haweswater and across to Riggindale and the home of the Lake District’s only Golden Eagle. Our route now follows the Roman Road of High Street north over High Raise to Loadpot Hill along a broad ridge. Views down into Martindale and Ullswater and across to the Pennines make this a great place to be. The journey ends with the descent down towards Pooley Bridge. We end our walk at Roehead just a few minutes drive from Pooley Bridge. Let Eden Outdoor Adventures take you on this fantastic walk and help make it a memorable journey.
A route with a large amount of ascent and descent requiring a good level of fitness and previous summer hill walking experience.
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We are able to arrange pick up and drop offs from Penrith railway station before and after the trip.
What is Included:
A qualified mountain leader to guide you during your trip
Return transport at the end of the trip to the trip start point
Bed & Breakfast accommodation based on two people sharing
Evening meal allowance of £25 per person
What is Excluded:
Transport to and from the start of the trip at High Row unless booked as an optional extra from Penrith.
Waterproofs, rucksacks and/or walking poles - these can be hired for a small fee.
Walking boots suitable for summer walking.
Personal clothing - a kit list will be sent to you on booking.