Ullswater & Haweswater Walks (Cycling & Hiking)


Experience the more remote north eastern area of the Lake District by bike and on foot, and enjoy tranquility whilst challenging yourselves on this fantastic event. 

Travel by bike and on foot in one continuous loop, with an abseil along the way, taking in the stunning Ullswater and Haweswater valley.  The hike links the two valleys by taking you over High Street; a 2,000 year-old road built by the Romans to link their forts at Brougham near Penrith and Ambleside.  The route also includes a section of off road biking offering stunning views down the Ullswater valley and a fun section of downhill biking on easy grade track.  


  • Duration: 9.5 - 13.5 Hours
  • Total Distance: 52 km
    • Bike - 37km
    • Hike -15km   
  1. Starting at our base make the most of the quiet roads in the early morning and cycle along the Ullswater shoreline road to Patterdale.  
  2. Swap the bike for a harness and rope up for a 20m abseil
  3. Change into hiking boots and head for a Roman Road that is over 800m up in the mountains.  The highest peak of High Street is named after the Roman road.  On the opposite side descend to Haweswater, a reservoir that feeds the city of Manchester and has a long lost village in the bottom, which the remains of can still be seen when the reservoir is in drought.
  4. Finally, get back on the bike to cycle the length of Hawewater on winding scenic roads on your return to Distant Horizons, but not before a short section of off road cycling which demands stunning views down the Ullswater valley


We invite people to bring their own bikes for personal comfort, however we can arrange hybrid bike hire at an additional cost.


Due to the lengthy duration of the event we advise people to stay in the local area the night before and after, and for those looking for a self-catering option we have our own lodge available for private hire.  Our Lakeland Lodge provides basic but comfortable communal accommodation for up to 12 people.  For groups interested in alternative accommodation we can source a variety of options.

For further details on our Ullswater and Lake District challenge events please contact our office on 017684 86465.

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At A Glance

Price: £135+vat pp

Activity Level: 2B
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Dates: April - October

Group Size: 7+

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