This is a famous Lake District walk. Great for all members of the family as it includes a boat ride at the beginning! It is only possible to do this walk (using the lake-steamer) during the season when the boat service operates. Allow plenty of time for the walk and take a morning boat.
Parking near the pier at Glenridding to take the steamer to its' first stop, Howtown.
1 From the pier at Howtown turn right onto the lakeside path. As the path begins to climb follow it to the right. It is signed Patterdale and Sandwick.
2 Follow the path round the headland and through Hallinhag Wood. Beyond the wood the path leaves the shore over open fields to cross a beck. After crossing the beck turn left up the road, for a little way. Turn right, after the cottages, to take the path leading uphill alongside a wall.
3 Cross a footbridge over a beck to continue with the path around the promontory. The steadily climbing path leads to higher ground giving, arguably, some of the finest views in Lakeland.
4 Keep right after bridges to the lakeshore. The lake makes a sharp turn to the south at Silver Point. As you proceed to a path junction, keep right and the path eventually becomes a track leading to Side Farm.
5 At the farmyard ahead turn right onto the track and right again onto the road across the valley bottom to Patterdale. The pavement ends, but there is a path along the bank on the left of the road which leads to the field near the pier at Glenridding
Map: OS Outdoor Leisure 5 - North Eastern Sheet
Distance: 6 - 7 miles
Time: 3 - 4 hours
Terrain: Easy walking