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Ullswater Shore Walk is a 13.1 mile out and back trail located near Penrith, Cumbria, England that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options.

Distance: 13.1 miles Elevation Gain: 2,414 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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bird watching

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lake

river

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This is one of the most popular low-level walks in the English Lakes. Starting at Glenridding Steamer Pier the boat can be taken first or can be used on the return journey. The first sailing of the day is at 9.45am for which there is a 10% discount on the usual fare. Wordsworth called Ullswater, the happiest combination of beauty and grandeur, which any of the Lakes affords'. It was near Gowbarrow Park where he and Dorothy Wordsworth came across the 'host of golden daffodils'. Opt for the boat trip first alighting at Howtown. The paths undulate along the lake shore. After walking round the bay of Howtown Wyke, Hallin Fell is rounded to the hamlet of Sandwick. The day was bright but with a haze the views into the distance were a little obscured. There is a nice shingle beach at Silver Bay so lunch was taken overlooking this at Silver Point. The track follows a wall past the delightful Purse Point which unfortunately is not 'open access'. The route follows to Side Farm before returning via the Patterdale road.

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