Walking the Ullswater Way is a challenge. Just like taking care of its surrounding footpaths. The path welcomes thousands of visitors each year but the popularity comes at a cost. We need your help to maintain, protect and care for this much loved path.
The LDF Ullswater Way Fund specifically cares for the spectacular landscape, wildlife and cultural heritage surrounding England’s second largest lake.
We are running a campaign throughout April and May to generate funds ahead of the busy tourism season. You can support us by:
1. Becoming a business supporter for the Ullswater Way Fund
2. Donate via our crowdfunding campaign from 29th March!
3. Running an event? Become an event supporter here
4. Look out for our contactless donation device on the Ullswater Way
A small donation can make a big different
- £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
What is the Ullswater Way?
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.
The route has proved incredibility popular since launching in April 2016, with walkers, runners, day-trippers on the Ullswater Steamers and those taking part in charity challenges.
Popularity comes at a cost
The footfall is having a huge impact on the environment, causing serious footpath erosion and damage.
Urgent path maintenance work is required to reduce the impact of 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.
Make a donation today on our crowdfunding campaign here.