Eamont Way

The Eamont Way is a walking route from Penrith Railway Station to Pooley Bridge Steamer Pier, offering an ‘Active Travel’ alternative to the car, bus, or taxi for these 5.5 miles.

The route closely follows the course of the river Eamont, crossing it twice. It starts with a series of signed pedestrian crossings from the railway station to the edge of the town, then follows a series of signed footpaths, bridleways and ‘permitted paths’ to exit at ‘The Sun Inn’ in Pooley Bridge. From there it is less than ½ a mile to the pier for the Ullswater Steamers where onward lake travel to Howtown and Glenridding is on offer: and onward from Glenridding to Aira Force.

The route is clearly signed and there is a map below which you can download here. 

If you have a device that reads gpx files you may like to download this version of the Eamont Way route. It is compatible with many branded walking Apps.

Approaching Sockbridge © Cecilia McCabe



Thank you to our friends and supporters

The Eamont Way has been designed and promoted by volunteers from Friends of the Ullswater Way and SITU (Sustainable and Integrated Transport for Ullswater) with the help and support of: Lake District National Park Authority; Eden District Council; Cumbria County Council; Cumbria Community Foundation; Lake District National Park, The Ullswater Association; The Ullswater Steamers; Barton and Pooley Bridge Parish Council; Sockbridge and Tirril Parish Council; Barton Church Farm; Sockbridge Hall Farm; Redhills Farm; Kirkbarrow Hall; Hole House Farm; Gina Farncombe – logo design; Anthony Leeming; Many local people and visitors.

Why an eel in the logo?

For 650 years from 1215 AD to around 1860 a weekly fish market was held in Pooley Bridge. James Clarke in his 1787 survey of the Lakes noted: “incredible numbers of eels are caught here in the months of July, August and September….. several horse loads are frequently caught in a few hours”.  

There are many interesting HISTORY AND HERITAGE sites to see along the way. For further information, follow these links.

One time residence of William's grandfather

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