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    Dunmallard Hill Circular Walk

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    2.3 km
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    128 m
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    Dunmallard Hill Circular Walk

    The Dunmallard Hill Circular Walk is a quick and easy adventure near Pooley Bridge that will take you uphill through the forest for some partial views of Ullswater. While out on this family-friendly trail, you will traverse the slopes of Dunmallard and make your way through a beautifully peaceful forest, catching the occasional glimpse of the stunning lake in between the cover of the trees. This walk is perfect for a quick and fun weekend excursion.

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    Route Description for Dunmallard Hill Circular Walk

    The Dunmallard Hill Circular Walk is a popular route for families and beginner walkers in the Lake District due to its easy to navigate trails and peaceful woodland setting. The trail sets out from the village of Pooley Bridge and crosses over the River Eamont, providing a few scenic views of Ullswater before entering into the cover of the forest. From here, you will loop around the lower slopes of the hill to reach its backside, at which point you will climb up the hillside to reach the summit. After a quick rest at the top, you will descend the hillside once again on the return of the village.

    Getting to the Dunmallard Hill Circular Walk Trailhead

    To reach the trailhead for the Dunmallard Hill Circular Walk from Sockbridge, drive southwest on B5320 for 3.7 km and take the second exit at the roundabout to continue on for another 0.3 km. Make a left here to enter the car park.

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