- Pooley Bridge Routes
There is! How long have you got? Straight up from Pooley bridge to the fell gate, carry on up and turn right at the cockpit small stone circle, descend with beautiful views of Ullswater all the way to Howton, this is usually called the Ullswater singletrack, back along the road there will take you straight back to your campsite or carry on round to Patterdale and take the more scenic Road back. If you’ve got all day ascend Helvellyn from Glenridding up Kepple Cove and your choice of descent!Posted 9 months agocarlosMember
Start as above but instead of descending keep left’ish and head to Loadpot Hill, right at The Knott, Angle Tarn, Boredale Hause, round close to the water to Sandwick, pick up the trail Jekkyl mentioned but as a climb back up,to the Cockpit, left on the Roman Road and roll back to the pubPosted 9 months agoBFITHMember
I used to do a little loop from Pooley Bridge – Basically follow road down to Howtown double back on bridleway that goes up to cockpit. After cockpit follow bridleway/track to Helton. Bit of road onto Askham then climb back up to cockpit on bridleway and right back down track to pooley bridge. Nothing too testing, but a nice quick loop and some decent views along the way (lots of shake holes up by cockpit – if youre into that sort sort of thing 🙂 )Posted 9 months agoslackboySubscriber
I did this from the waterside campsite over the weekend. The descent into Martindale was sublime. I came back along the road but you can always climb back up from Howtown to the cockpit if you are feeling fit.
Another option is to climb up onto High Street from patterdale and come back along high street over loadpot hill and down to pooley bridge.
the Vertebrate Lake district book has several good options from ullswater area.Posted 9 months agothekettleMember
@ Jekkyl: High Street descent towards Troutbeck isn’t great – steep grass.Posted 9 months ago
If you want to ride High Street from Pooley Bridge, get the ferry to Patterdale, climb up via Hayes Water onto it and follow it North over Loadpot Hill down to the cockpit. Or if you’re feeling more energetic, skip the ferry and take the bridleway to Howtown, over the zig-zag road and along the lake shore from Sandwick.
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