Distance: 10 miles (16km)
Start: Side Farm campsite, Patterdale, CA11 0NP
Finish: Pooley Bridge
Terrain: Trail, track, road
Toughness: Moderate
Ascent: 391 metres
Navigation: Easy
Good for: Wild swimming, wildlife, families
Lat Long / Grid Ref of Start: 54.5351, -2.9353 / NY3957815935

This picturesque run traverses the E side
of Ullswater. Car park on A592 in Patterdale. From Side Farm the bridleway along the lake is accessed L off the farm track. This can be undertaken as an out-and- back, or return on the paved western shore, running parallel to the main road for an 18- mile (29km) loop. The relaxing alternative
is to jump on the Ullswater steamer and enjoy the fantastic scenery from a different perspective. A wonderful 3-mile (5km)
loop of Hallin Fell, approximately halfway along the southern shore of Ullswater, run from either end of the lake, also makes for
a great route. The tranquil woodland walks and spectacular waterfalls at Aira Force are worth a visit and great for families.

Miles Km Directions
0.0 0.0 Car park located in Patterdale. Cross bridge over Goldrill Beck and follow lane north to access campsite. From campsite join bridleway heading north and follow southern shore of Ullswater to Pooley Bridge

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