Tag Archives: Ullswater

Aira Force – 6km Walk and Wild Swim

This walk will take in the most famous of the Lake District waterfalls, plus the immediate areas worth seeing first surrounding it.  The whole area is owned by the National Trust and it’s a scenic wonder, and great for photography and wild swimming. I used the Ordnance Survey Map 0L5 (The English Lakes, North Eastern Area), and its best to take that map I think. First, here’s a short film I made at Aira Force, to give you a taste of the surroundings. You start the walk at the free car park just…

By boat to Howtown & foot to Glenridding – 10km Walk

This is a lovely route, travelling north along Ullswater by steam boat, and back over the fells to Glenridding by foot. I used the Ordnance Survey Map 0L5 (The English Lakes, North Eastern Area) to guide me. The path is well trodden and easily found in most places, you probably don’t need the map, especially if you download the free route guides that you can find on the Ullswater Steamers website (details below). First, here’s a short film that I made during the steam boat ride and trek. Secondly, Ullswater Steamers, who operate the steam boats on…

The Quiet Site Campsite, Cumbria, England

We stayed at The Quiet Site Campsite for 6 nights whilst we hiked the area around Aira Force waterfalls, explored Ullswater by Steamer and foot and prepared for ‘The Wall’ Carlisle to Newcastle Ultra Run. Before we go into details, here’s a short film that I made on arriving at the Campsite. It’s not meant to be a glossy film showing the site at it’s best, just an honest first impression on what the average visitor might encounter on arrival in the campsite. Location The Quiet Site Campsite seems quite…