The Ullswater Way Heritage Trail


The Heritage Trail consists of 12 heritage-themed installations along the 4 main sections of the Ullswater Way. Each installation celebrates an aspect of the valley’s heritage. Each is created by a local artist and designed to be in harmony with the natural surroundings.

The Heritage Trail Installations

Celebrates 3 artists who were inspired by the valley - Ann Macbeth, John Glover and JMW Turner

Remembering Lord Norman Birkett who helped save Ullswater from becoming a reservoir

Celebrating the role of Thomas Clarkson in the anti-slavery movement

Celebrates the writing of Dorothy Wordsworth and her influence on the poetry of her brother

Sheep and shepherding are at the heart of life in the valley

Remembering those from the Parish who gave their lives in the two world wars.

3 stones engraved with lines from the poetry of Kathleen Raine, who lived in Martindale in the 1940s

Reminds us that Pooley Bridge was once a thriving fishing village

Marks the spot where two Roman roads crossed


Alfred Wainwright's Guides to the Fells were first sold here

Celebrating Ullswater, "that loveliest of lakes..."

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