We spent a couple of nights in the luxurious bell tent at Waterside House Campsite, just south of Pooley Bridge. We used the campsite as our base for our adventures, heading up to Angletarn Pikes on the first day and to Brotherswater on the second. Not to mention swimming in Ullswater, right outside our tent and playing in the campsite playground with a magnificent backdrop!
After camping on the shores of Ullswater, at Waterside House campsite, we were spoilt for choice with walks in the locality. After much deliberation we decided to go for Angle Tarn and Angletarn Pikes, on Martindale Common, with the hope of seeing some of the red deer.
Brotherswater, in Patterdale is a beautiful and quiet place to visit. You can do the short, 2.3 mile loop around the water, or if you have very young children, just the walk from the car park to the little beach for a picnic and paddle!
The views from the top of Walla Crag, at 379 metres (1243 feet), are simply stunning. And at this height, it’s another Wainwright Fell ticked off the list. Our 5 year old had no problems at all summiting this one, although it is steep in places. But it’s easy to navigate and not too far at 1.75 miles in total.
If you wish to simply circumnavigate Dunmallard Hill, then go through the gate next to the large sign post and turn either left of right. This will take you all the way round and back to the car park. You can also follow the path that takes you to the top from here.
Dob Gill has some lovely little waterfalls on the way up to Harrop Tarn, near Thirlmere. It’s an easy 2.6 mile loop walk that is well signed from the car park.
Thanks to Lee Benson for another contribution to the Family Walks website. This is a fantastic starter fell for children. Today’s walk was up Hallin Fell and along some of […]
Thanks to Lee Benson and family for this walk. Today took us to Askham/Helton Fell. If you are approaching from Penrith turn right at the cross roads and this will […]