18th July 2004

A trip on Ullswater steamer and a walk east of Ullswater.


Walk Overview
Time 10:10 to 14:45
Duration 4 hr 35 min
Distance 7.1 mile
Ascent 1936 t
Walking with Jennifer
Howtown - Bonscale Pike - Arthur's Pike - Heughscar Hill - Pooley Bridge
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 Ullswater from the end of the landing stage at Pooley Bridge. The fell in the center is Hallin Fell.

Arthur's Pike, Bonscale Pike, Steel Knotts and Beda Fell from the steamer to Howtown.

Hallin Fell from Ullswater's middle reach. The central fell are in the background.

Fusedale from near Mellguards.
Ullswater and the side of Hallin Fell from just above Mellguards.

Hallin Fell and Howtown Wyke.

Steel Knotts in the foreground with Beda Fell and Angle Tarn Pikes behind. The central fells are in the backgroud.

Almost onto the ridge between Brock Crag and Bonscale Pike. Looking over Hallin Fell and Ullswater towards Gowbarrow Fell and the northern fells in the distance.

Looking along the grassy path to Bonscale Pike.

Bonscale Pike summit with Ullswater and the central fells behind

Bonscale Pike this time looking towards Pooley Bridge.

Bonscale Tower.

Arthur's Pike summit.

Another cairn on Arthur's Pike.

The southern end of Ullswater and the central fells from the largest of the cairns on Arthur's Pike.

Looking across to Heughscar Hill from the path leading down from Arthur's Pike

Barton Fell and Arthur's Pike from near the Cockpit stone circle

Heughscar Hill summit. Arthur's Pike is the fell on the left.

Looking down to Ullswater from the path between Roehead and Pooley Bridge.

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Lake District Walks