At A Glance

Distance: 10.9 miles
Ascent: 930 metres
Duration: 6-7 hours
Group Ratio: 1:8
Price: £39.00 per person (includes boat fee)

Why choose this walk?

  • A new challenging walk every year
  • Discover a new area of the Lake District
  • Tick off 6 quieter and remote Wainwrights
  • A remote and wild walk away from the crowds
  • Explore the wilder Eastern Fells
  • Fantastic group atmosphere with like-minded walkers

Why choose Mountain Walks?

  • We specialise in small group guided walks
  • All walks are led by experienced and knowledgeable leaders
  • We make sure you have an unforgettable experience
  • Great communication from booking to the day of the walk
  • Friendly, relaxed and fun mountain walking experiences

Book Walk of the Year – The Wild Wild East

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Event Description

Take a walk on the wild side! And discover the remote, beautiful and wild Far Eastern Fells. The 2023 Walk of the Year will be across 6 Wainwrights situated in the Far Eastern Fells running parallel to Ullswater.

Starting from Pooley Bridge, we take a trip on the Steamer across Ullswater over to Howtown where the walk begins. Our first summit, Hallin Fell, is a gem with stunning views over Ullswater and the surrounding fells. Heading off towards picturesque Martingale and Fusedale we start to climb and head in to the wilder and more remote fells. A real sense of calm, tranquility and remoteness away from the crowds and a perfect route to tick off several of the quieter Wainwright summits. Stunning views over the Eastern Lake District, Bampton Common and Haweswater, and across to the Pennines. A proper hillwalking adventure! Guaranteed muddy boots and big smiles.

The 6 Wainwright summits are:

  • Hallin Fell – 388m 
  • Steel Knotts (Pikeawassa) – 432m
  • Wether Hill – 674m
  • Loadpot Hill – 672m 
  • Bonscale Pike (Bonscale Towers) – 524m 
  • Arthur’s Pike – 533m


Dates and times:

Meeting time will be 9.00am. We will be getting on the Ullswater Steamer for a short boat ride to the start of the walk (around 25 mins).

  • Sunday 24th September 2023
  • Saturday 7th October

What is the walk of the year?

Every year we will be leading a special ‘one-off’ walk that explores a different part of the Lake District. The walk will be different each year so there is always going to be something new to look forward to. The routes will be some of our favourites, often the less travelled and more obscure areas, and a way for you to tick off even more Lakeland summits and discover new places.

Where does it start?

The walk starts and finishes in Pooley Bridge, a small village on the northern tip of Ullswater, which has several pubs, hotels and B&Bs. Full meeting instructions which will include maps and parking information will be emailed to you after booking.

Is it for me?

The walk requires a good level of fitness and you will need to be able to walk for up to 7-hours over wild and challenging terrain and tackle almost 1000m of ascent. We highly recommend training for this walk and ensuring you are prepared for a long multi-peak day in the mountains.

How to book a place on the guided walk

You can book your guided walk anytime through the website.

  • Decide which date you would like to attend

  • Use the booking calendar above to select your date and click ‘book now’

  • You pay a 35% deposit to book your place

  • We email you with all the walk information including kit lists, timings, parking and training plans


    Would highly recommend Mountain Walks, great experience from start to finish. So easy to book with ample information provide upon booking and thereafter leading up to the event. Great experience, thoroughly enjoyed the challenge, so much that I am now looking at the next. Great communication, great event and friendly guides. Thank you.

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