11th April 2004

Pooley Bridge to Wether Hill and Howtown to Pooley Bridge on the Steamer.


Walk Overview
Time 08:30 to 13:05 The 13:40 steamer to Pooley Bridge
Duration 4 hr 35 min
Distance 9.3 mile
Ascent 2113 ft
Walking with Jennifer
Pooley Bridge - Elder Beck - The Cockpit Stone Circle - High Street Roman Road - Loadpot Hill - Wether Hill - Groove Gill - Fusedale Beck - Fusedale - Howtown - Ullswater
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre
Car park, Pooley Bridge

This is just one of a couple of large car parks found in Pooley Bridge, and for those simply wanting to look around the village, it couldn't be more convenient. For those wanting a much longer walk onto the Heughscar Hill / Arthur's Pike area it may not be quite as convenient, but it still offers a very pleasant walk from the village to the fells.

Needless to say there is a charge for the privilege of using this car park.


Route Map

Looking down the River Eamont towards Ullswater from Pooley "Bridge"

The central fells from the route up to Loadpot Hill


Ullswater. The wooded area is Swinburn's Park

Martindale with the Eastern fells behind

Loadpot Hill Summit

An un-named tarn just past Loadpot Hill

Looking over Gowk Hill to Martindale Common and Ullswater

Ullswater from the dry stone wall in front of Gowk Hill

Pikeawassa from the path down to Fusedale

Gowk Hill on the left Beda Fell almost in the center and Helvellyn in the far distrance

Ullswater from Groove Gill



Looking back down Ullswater while on the boat

The approach to Pooley Bridge

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Lake District Walks