The Ullswater Way Path Repair Project

by Lake District Foundation in Glenridding, England, United Kingdom

The Ullswater Way Path Repair Project
We did it
On 27th May 2019 we successfully raised £5,384 with 69 supporters in 59 days

The Lake District Foundation is aiming to raise £5k for vital repair work on the Ullswater Way, around England’s second largest lake.

by Lake District Foundation in Glenridding, England, United Kingdom

 New stretch target

The repair work is ongoing each year. The more you give, the longer we can maintain and repair the path. 


Walking the Ullswater Way is a challenge. Just like taking care of its surrounding footpaths. The path welcomes thousands of visitors each year. We need your help to carry out ongoing maintenance work to get ready for the busy summer season ahead.

The Ullswater Way, in the Lake District, was created by the local communities and partners to show the Ullswater valley was open for business after the devastating floods in 2015. 

The 20 mile circular long-distance walk hugs the shores of England’s second largest lake, Ullswater, taking in the glorious landscape, wildlife and villages along the way. 

This much loved route was launched in April 2016, with walkers, runners, day-trippers on the Ullswater Steamers and those taking part in charity challenges. 

Ongoing path maintenance work is required to get ready for the busy summer season ahead. The route needs drainage works, improvements to the path surface, new drystone walling, waymarker signs and help to maintain the general upkeep to ensure the path is litter free.

The money raised through this appeal will be used for this work to be carried out by the Lake District National Park ranger team and volunteers.

It only takes a small donation to make a big difference:

  • £5 helps pay for a new finger post
  • £10 helps pay for a new gate
  • £25 helps pay for a new section of surface path
  • £50 pays for one metre of drystone wall
  • £100 covers the cost of planting an acre of new native woodland
  • £200 could pay for a day's digger time or a day's work for a skilled contractor to carry out the repair work

Wainwright described the south end of Ullswater, along the eastern shore as “the most beautiful and rewarding walk in Lakeland”. The views are simply breathtaking. 

We want to allow everyone to enjoy that ‘wow’ moment of Ullswater’s incredible beauty for today and for future generations and you can help us do that – visit, give, protect.



This project offers rewards in return for your donation. Please select a reward below.

£10 or more

13 of 20 claimed

£10 Reward - Ullswater Way Pin Badge

Ullswater Way metal pin badge.

£25 or more

7 of 20 claimed

£25 Reward - Conquer Lake District t-shirt

Keeping it old school with Conquer Lake District unisex Cumbria Livin' T-shirt. Limited sizes available.

£50 or more

8 of 10 claimed

£50 Reward - Columbia Rucksack

Introducing the Urban Lifestyle 25L Daypack from Columbia - an outdoor-inspired construction and minimalist, city look combine in this versatile commuter backpack!

£200 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£200 Reward - Day out with a National Park Ranger

Spend the day with a Lake District National Park ranger repairing the Ullswater Way.

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