3 to 4 hours
Summary: For something just a little bit different, this route ventures into the tranquil reaches of Boredale. From Patterdale Post Office, we follow a well-trodden path for the ascent to Boredale Hause, the meeting place of many paths and the sight of an ancient chapel. Already the views open up and show all the drama of the high mountain tops.
We descend the head of Boredale, entering its shadowy depths, Hallin Fell beckoning us onwards.
Our return route follows an undulating path close to the lapping waters of Ullswater. There are many places to stop and enjoy the delightful views over Ullswater, Silver Bay being especially beautiful.
Refreshments are usually available at the Lowther Barn teashop about half way round the walk and the hamlet of Patterdale, where we begin the walk, offers both shop and pub.
A walk for those wishing to gain some reasonable uphill without it being too strenuous or long, whilst still feeling like a grand day amongst the mountains was had.
4 - 6 hours
A great variation to this walk to make it a longer day is to stay high and walk over the beautfiul, quiet, grassy ridge of Beda Fell from Boredale Hause instead of walking along the valley of Boredale which we can see below. We continue the walk as above along the lakeshore path of Ullswater.