Grisedale & Glenridding Valleys
Enjoy the hidden valleys to the west of Ullswater. Grisedale Valley is famously where Wordsworth said his last 'Good Bye's' to his brother in 1800, and Glenridding famously home to the Greenside Lead Mines where they found silver.
Start your day leaving Glenridding, and the shores of Ullswater to head up to the Grisedale Valley and wonderful stride out with St Sunday Crag & Dollywagon Pike towering above you on the south side of the valley. Way above us at the head of this valley marks the spot where William Wordsworth said good bye to his Brother for the last time in 1800 before being killed at sea four years later.
Keeping our walk fairly level we return to Lanty's Tarn along the north side of the valley, Ullswater leaps towards you as you pass the tarn to give spectacular views from a well acclaimed vantage point and perfect photo spot.
Moving on up to the Greenside Mines following the water leats towards the head of the valley and a good view of the mining levels, we see the scale of the lead mines here. We return on easy terrain down the Greenside Mines bridlepath.
Half day hike Â£150 for one walker + Â£30 each additional walker
Can be extended or reduced - half day also available
No one knows the fells around Ullswater quite like Nic & her team. They are incredibly flexible, will tailor everything your requirements and will make sure you have the best time possible
Matt HutchinsonMay 2022