River Eamont walk
Eamont Way bridge
Penrith railway station


Right in the heart of the Lake District the 8.8km Eamont Way connects the historic town of Penrith, to our neighbouring village of Pooley Bridge, with an option to route back to the hotel. 

Relatively easy walk, with a gentle gradient and no major climbs, the path is marked all the way with a logo featuring an eel. Historically, eels used to be fished out of the lake during the 1860’s by the horse load! This route navigates through the River Eamont valley.

Walk overview

Total Distance: 8.8 km - Length: 2 hour 15 minutes

Easy to moderate

Catch the bus to Penrith Station, or start the walk from Pooley Village, a short 5 minute drive from the hotel.

From Penrith Station and following the course of the River Eamont, one of the main tributaries of Ullswater.

You’ll pass through a variety of landscapes, from open fields to wooded areas to riverside meadows. You can even link up to another walking trail at Pooley Bridge which will take you right to the hotel.

What to bring:
Sturdy walking shoes or wellies, a waterproof coat, a drink, sun cream, hat, camera.

Penrith to Pooley Bridge

Start your journey from Penrith. Take some time to explore Penrith Castle, a formidable medieval fortress steeped in history. Venture through the town’s winding streets before heading out into the north Lakes.

Leaving Penrith behind, the Eamont Way leads you through the countryside and breathtaking views of Ullswater.

As you approach the end of your journey, the village of Pooley Bridge comes into view. Located on the northern shore of Ullswater, explore the village’s charming streets, cafes and book shop.