A self-guided walking holiday around the shores and mountains of Ullswater where Wordsworth was inspired to write ‘Daffodils’.
Ullswater is widely regarded as one of the loveliest of all the lakes. Much of its appeal derives from its serpentine shape, from the magnificent mountains surrounding it and from the beautiful shoreline woodlands of native oak, birch and hazel. Amongst the trees, near the shoreline, it was the golden daffodils of this lake that inspired William Wordsworth to write his famous "Daffodils" poem.
Starting at the attractive village of Pooley Bridge at the foot of Ullswater, the Ullswater Round encircles this enchanting lake, breaking the journey with an overnight in Patterdale, a charming village at the head of the lake. Highlights of the walk include the red squirrels of Hallinhag Wood; Aira Force, the prettiest and most romantic waterfall in the Lake District; the views of the mountains surrounding the head of Ullswater from the cairn above Yew Crag, one of the most famous viewpoints in the National Park; the locally made embroidered tapestries in St Patrick's Church in Patterdale; the black fell ponies roaming over Moor Divock; the views from the Miners' Path as it winds thrillingly around the head of Glencoyne; the Cockpit, a beautifully preserved stone circle dating from the Bronze Age; and the shoreline path itself, which twists and turns around dozens of delightful wooded bays.
- Becoming inspired by the setting for Wordsworth’s poem, Daffodils.
- Watching the Ullswater ‘Steamers,’ to-ing and fro-ing from Pooley Bridge.
- Admiring Aira Force waterfall amid stunning woodland surroundings.
A circular walk starting in Pooley Bridge and visiting the most romantic scenery of the Lake District.
|Total Distance||24 miles (38.5 km)|
|Start and Finish||Circular trail beginning at Pooley Bridge|
|Tour Code||Itinerary||Tour Price|
|ULR1||3 nights, 2 days walking||£225 per person||More Information||Book Online|
|ULR2||5 nights, 4 days walking||£350 per person||More Information||Book Online|
|Our prices are based upon two people sharing a room. If you are walking on your own, or are part of a group, but require a room of your own, the following charges apply:|
|Solo Walker Supplement:||£28 per person / per night|
|Single Supplement:||£18 per person / per night|
|You can add rest days at any of the overnight stops. For each extra night add £48 per person. All of our prices are in British pounds (£). Use our currency converter to convert British pounds (£) to your country’s currency.|
|The price that you pay includes accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis, door to door luggage transfers for every day of your tour, maps, guidebooks and a tour pack detailing specific information about your holiday.|