The alternative route that you could take here is a lovely 2 mile pram friendly walk. You begin, once more, at Glenridding Pier (Pay & Display parking) and again follow the sign for ‘Patterdale & Howtown’. This walk is pram accessible however, I would recommend off road prams. The terrain can get muddy at times.
This route takes you through Jenkins Field and alongside the stunning shoreline. When you reach the Lakeside Tea Room cross the road (be careful!) and follow the path up towards Patterdale, there is a blue sign for Patterdale that you will see. From here you follow the path adjacent to the road, crossing the road once more just before you reach the small village of Patterdale.
This is a fantastic route for little legs as there is plenty to see, woods to explore and water to splash in! Both Patterdale and Glenridding offer great facilities: cafes, village shops, boat hire and toilets. You could also head out on the Ullswater Steamer that departs at Glenridding Pier, alternatively if you wanted a longer walk you could link this with our previous walk Lanty’s Tarn.