Friends of the Ullswater Way 

Friends of the Ullswater Way celebrates the iconic landscape and the rich heritage of the Ullswater valley. We highlight its history and traditions, the people who live and work here and those who have been inspired by its beauty. 

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from Howtown (Hallin Fell)


Our first project, the Ullswater Way Heritage Trail follows the 22 mile Ullswater Way footpath around the lake. The Heritage Trail consists of 12 installations, each created by a local artist. The installations are  designed to be in harmony with the natural surroundings. Each one celebrates a different aspect of the valley’s heritage. 


The first talk of 2023 is at 7.30pm on February 2nd

at Parkin Memorial Hall, Pooley Bridge, and by ZOOM


'Lowther Estate: The change from conventional farming to wildland farming' 


Jim Bliss

Assistant Estate Manager, Lowther Castle

An update from Andy the Swan Man about the goings on at Glencoyne Bay.

During lockdown we began gathering a treasure-trove of information about the Ullswater Valley. Memories, old photos, archives of the local history society, wildlife sightings, documents, paintings and so much more.  We extend a huge thank you to all our writers and photographers and to the community members who have shared their knowledge and their memories of life in the valley. 

Spotlights from the Heritage Knowledge Bank