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Exploring The Lakes

Located in the Northeast Lake District

Located at the northern tip of Ullswater, Pooley Bridge is a great destination to explore this beautiful part of the Lake District. Whether staying close to your door in the Ullswater Valley, or venturing further into Lakeland to towns like Keswick and Ambleside.

Here are a few ideas to get you exploring the Lake District from your perfect base at The Crown Inn, whatever the season.

Walks from your doorstep

Leave the car keys on the bedside table and pop on your walking boots, Pooley Bridge offers so many great routes to explore the area for all abilities. Here’s a few easier ones to choose from.

Venture out by boat

Pooley Bridge Pier is a 10 minute walk from your front door. From there, catch an Ullswater Steamer and enjoy a scenic cruise along the lake. Running for over 160 years, you’ll learn plenty about the valley as you cruise along. Be sure to get off at some of the stops to have a wander.

Marvel at nature's beauty

Aira Force is a 65 foot waterfall and is a jewel in Ullswater’s crown. Owned by the National Trust, the nature trails through ancient woodland as you walk up to the impressive waterfall. A short car journey away, or better still, catch the boat to the Aira Force Pier.

Reach new heights

Being England’s third highest mountain, Helvellyn offers breathtaking views of the Lake District from the summit, making the challenging route up even more worth it. Start the climb from Glenridding car park or catch the boat and get off at Glenridding Pier.

Please note Helvellyn can be dangerous in certain weather conditions. Visit Adventure Smart for some tips on mountaineering in the Lake District.