Lake District walks - Ullscarf

There are many ways to approach Ullscarf, but one of the best is from Watendlath, to the north.  You start from the little hamlet, taking the path on the right of the tarn up towards Great Crag and Dock Tarn.

This is the only steep part of the climb.


Looking down into Borrowdale from near the top of Great Crag.  Great Gable is in the distance.

Looking from Great Crag across Dock Tarn towards Ullscarf in the distance.


Dock Tarn, from the east.

Looking west from the top of Ullscarf.  The sharp-edged fell in the middle of the picture is Fleetwith Pike, where you can see the track made by the Honister miners.

A close up of the previous picture.

Looking to the north-east from Low Saddle.  You can see Blea Tarn and, in the far distance, Blencathra beyond St John's in the Vale and the Dodds on the Helvellyn ridge

Three lakes in a row!  Watendlath, Derwentwater and Bassenthwaite Lake, as seen from Low Saddle.

Coming back to Watendlath...

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For somewhere to stay nearby, try

Highbridge Cottage.

© P. G. R. Rigg 09/10/2003