There a multiplicity of walks and runs from the house and within a short travelling distance

Please always carry a map and compass - and know how to use them!

All of these walks will be on the Ordnance Survey map application, which is also very useful when out walking, but please carry spare batteries and also a torch if any potential of walking in the dark

The best published guides are Mark Richards Fellranger series

There are many guides to walks in the lakes, but Andrew Locking's is one of the best online : but see also the Haroldstreet website for gpx files

Aira Force

5 miles, 1000 feet ascent

The most beautiful Waterfall in the lakes, there are paths both sides of the beck and falls and good access from three carparks or a stroll down the hill from High Brow.

High Brow

2 miles, 500 feet ascent

Short, two mile, early morning energetic stroll at the back of the house 

Birkett Fell and Hart Side

6 miles, 1500 feet ascent

6 mile out and back walk with great views over Ullswater and Blencathra


7 miles, 1500 feet ascent

7 mile walk through Dockray, turn left up to Aira Crag, for panoramic views, return down gentle slope via National Trust tea shop, Aira Force and the Royal Dockray for a well-earned pint...Favorite early morning run in reverse. 

Coach Road

10 miles

Up to 10 mile out and back walk to St John's in the Vale.

Can be shortened at any point

Meriel Bridge 2.5 miles, Clough Head 3 miles away

Watermillock Common

10 miles

Down to Dockray, turn right onto the common

Return via Dowthwaite Head

Clough Head / Dodds/ Hart Side

11.5 miles 2000 feet ascent

3 miles along the Coach Road

Up Clough Head

Along to Great, Watsons and Stybarrow Dodds

Return via Hart Side and Dowthwaite Head

Sheffield Pike

10 miles

Via Glencoyne

Gowbarrow / Little & Great Mell Fell

13 miles

Nice round with three Wainrights

Seldom Seen

10 miles

via Glencoyne

Short Walks from the house
Longer Walks 

More to follow

Dodds and Helvellyn

13 miles, 3000 feet ascent

13 mile walk, taking in Great Dodd, Watsons Dodd. Stybarrow Dodd, Raise, Hellvellyn. Return via Stake Pass and Glencoyne Head to Dowthwaite Head or Striding Edge into Glenridding and then Ullswater Way back to Dockray

Swirral Edge and Helvellyn

13 miles, 3000 feet ascent

13 mile walk

Ullswater way

20 miles, 1000 feet ascent

20 mile waymarked paths around Ullswater - do in a long day or use Howtown steamer to break journey over two days

The Ten Best Ways up Helvellyn

We have a page dedicated to the ten best ways up Helvellyn. See here for more details 

Further Afield

More to follow

Angle Tarn

5miles, 1000 feet ascent

Via Boredale Hause from Patterdale

Coledale Horseshoe

9 miles, 4000 feet ascent

Tough walk via Grisedale Pike, Sail, Barrow

Fairfield Horseshoe

12 miles, 3500 feet ascent

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