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Ullswater Steamer Walk -- Sunday, 17th November

posted 11 Nov 2013, 03:29 by Ashley Price-Sabate
Hello, everyone.
Ready for something a little different this month?  Weather permitting, we will endeavour a "steamer walk" at Ullswater.  (There is a backup plan, in case the weather makes it not practical, safe or otherwise appealing to attempt this one.)  

We will meet between 11 and 11:30 at the Pooley Bridge pier.  From there we can assess the weather and make sure everyone has arrived in time for a 12:10 steamer departure for Howtown.  We will arrive to Howtown shortly after 12:30.   There are two options for the walk back to Pooley Bridge.  The longer, more scenic route is 6 miles and classified as moderate to easy.  The other option is a bit shorter and even easier, hugging the lake more and missing some of the higher ground with its better vistas.  The longer route takes about 3 hours to complete, bringing us back to cars ahead of dusk and in time to go share a cuppa at a local cafe.

If we arrive and decide the open lake is too much to brave for weather reasons, there is a 3 mile walk at the Glenridding end of the lake that takes us to Seldom Seen, through Glencoyne Wood, which looks to be an easy, sheltered, woodsy walk.  And with Glenridding near at hand we are never far from shelter and warm drinks.

Hope to see everyone there this Sunday!  We will have a lovely adventure no matter what the weather!
If you have any questions, as always don't hesitate to email Ashley at:   or phone 07534153553.