A stunning loop walk starting in Patterdale with magnificent views of valleys and peaks.
Today’s walk is one of the most beautiful in all Lakeland, circumnavigating the peak of Place Fell and following the stunning lakeshore path of Ullswater. The trail initially climbs to the grassy coll of Boredale Hause framed by the mountains of Place Fell and Angletarn Pikes. The walk ahead down the Boredale glaciated valley is superb and as you descend you experience the magnificent view unfolding ahead. The route turns to follow the lakeside of Ullswater, a real highlight of the day, with unsurpassed views across the quiet waters to the peaks beyond as you walk back to Patterdale.
If you have time at the end of your walk head to Glenridding and jump on one of the "Ullswater Steamers" for a cruise around the lake.
Check the weather forecast before setting out and listen to advice locals may offer you. When the route follows a road with no footpath remember to walk on the right hand side so you are facing any oncoming traffic.
Along with your usual gear for a day out in the hills remember to pack a wind/waterproof and an extra layer. The weather can change fairly quickly up on the peaks.
Food & Drink
The village shop in Patterdale can provide you with sandwiches and other snacks to keep you going on your walk. Approximately 8km into the walk, next to the lake, there is a small cafe which is open daily.
Points of interest
A mountain pass between Place Fell and Angletarn Pikes.
Head of Ullswater
Fantastic views across this large body of water.