There are a variety of walks which can be started from Pooley Bridge either immediately on foot, or after alighting from the steamer at Howtown or Glenridding. Pooley Bridge is just two miles from Dalemain and easily reached by car in 5 minutes.
Dalemain to Dacre
The Dalemain-Dacre walk covers approximately one mile in each direction, and follows a track through the Dalemain estate lands. The walk passes the deer park, ‘Canon’s Bump’, and Dacre Castle before coming to an end at the Horse & Farrier in Dacre. A description of the walk from Dalemain to Dacre can be downloaded from our Online Shop for 20p, or can be bought in our Shop at Dalemain.
NEW FOR 2018! The Dalemain Loop is the official extension to the Ullswater Way, covering 5 miles/8km through Pooley Bridge, Dalemain, and Dacre.
The Dalemain loop can be started from Pooley Bridge or Dalemain Mansion and allows visitors to travel on foot along the banks of the River Eamont. The route leads walkers through historic pasture lands and the charming village of Dacre, which boasts a castle, an ancient church with mysterious stone ‘bears’, and the Horse & Farrier Inn.
The Dalemain Loop has been clearly signposted with Ullswater Way Loop markers and uses Public Right of Ways and quiet roads. It is included in the Ullswater Map and Visitors Guide, available at Tourist Information Centres and attractions throughout Cumbria, and is available for free on the Ullswater ‘Steamers’ app.