Martindale

  • Martindale - Above Howton Dale, onto Ullswater - © William Mackesy
  • Martindale - Archie"s Rock, above Howton Dale, looking onto Ullswater - © William Mackesy
  • Martindale - © William Mackesy
  • Martindale - Howton Dale - © William Mackesy
  • Martindale - © William Mackesy
  • Martindale - © William Mackesy

Key information: Martindale

    • Exceptionally pretty walking to the east of Ullswater.
    • Ranging from a delightful circuit from Howton behind the lakeside, to easy climbs to low fells (eg Hallin Fell) with lovely lakeside views, to an attack on the High Street ridge.
    • Howton to Patterdale: take a ferry to Howton from Glenridding and walk back through lower Martindale and beside Ullswater, claimed to be Lakeland's most beautiful lakeside walk (this is of course heavily contested). 7 miles. Gets crowded at peak times.
    • See our Lake District page for further photos and general and practical information.

Walkopedia rating

  • Walkopedia rating88
  • Beauty31
  • Natural interest14
  • Human interest12
  • Charisma31
  • Negative points0
  • Total rating88

Vital Statistics

  • Length: Variable
  • Maximum Altitude: 828m
  • Level of Difficulty: Variable

This walk description page is at an early stage of development, and will be expanded over time. Your comments on this walk, your experiences and tips, and your photos are very welcome.

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Martindale - Howton Dale - © William Mackesy
Martindale - © William Mackesy

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