Gowbarrow fell walk & Aira Force, Ullswater, Lake District Walks


Ullswater on this Gowbarrow fell walk, looking towards Glenridding and the Helvellyn range. This is a lovely walk providing some of the best views of Ullswater, and also including Aira Force.
Views of Ullswater from Green Hill on this Gowbarrow fell walk, looking towards Glenridding and the Helvellyn range. This is a lovely walk providing some of the best views of Ullswater, and also includes the popular Aira Force.

Distance: 4.5 miles
Time: 1.5-3 hours
Difficulty: Medium (a few little hills to climb - suitable for older children)

Route map of the Gowbarrow fell walk, starting from the car park at Aira Force. This is one of the best Ullswater walks in the Lake District.
Route map of the Gowbarrow fell walk, starting from the car park at Aira Force and going clock-wise to Gowbarrow Fell. For me the best views are to be had on the return when you pass the memorial seat on Green Hill, and head back to Aira force car park, which is the path from where the photo on this page was taken. This Ullswater walk is one of the best walks in the Lake District in my humble opinion.

One of the best views in the Lake District on this Ullswater walk

I'm going to keep this blog post short as I've blogged about a longer version of this Gowbarow Fell & Aira Force walking route here where you can see lots of photos. But this particular route is a bit shorter and usually tackled from the car park at Aira Force. Its a great one for those new to walking and in the Ullswater Area.

You can also find out more detail on this walking route via these these 2 links:



Ullswater on this Gowbarrow fell walk, looking towards Glenridding and the Helvellyn range. This is a lovely walk providing some of the best views of Ullswater, and also including Aira Force.
Ullswater from Green Hill on this Gowbarrow fell walk, looking towards Glenridding and the Helvellyn range. This is a lovely walk providing some of the best views of Ullswater, and also including Aira Force.