Walking or running from the Hut in all directions; Place Fell and the High Street range are behind the Hut (East), and the Helvellyn/Fairfield range is in front to the West.

The Ullswater way is a 20 mile path around Ullswater and it goes past the George Starkey Hut.  Here is a guide that has been produced by the “You Well” organisation:


There are mountain biking opportunities from the front door, also canoeing, kayaking and sailing on Ullswater.  

Rock Climbing

Nearby: Eagle Crag Grisedale; Dove Crag in Dovedale; Scrubby Crag in Deepdale and the classic scramble on St Sunday, Pinnacle Ridge.

Further afield by driving: Gowbarrow by Ullswater, 10 mins; Bram Crag Quarry, Castle Rock and Raven Crag in Thirlmere, 30 mins.  

Shepherds Crag in Borrowdale, 45 mins.

Langdale, 50 mins and Dow Crag via Coniston, 80 mins are also accessible.

Climbing guide books. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Lake-District-Rock-Climbs-Guide/dp/0850280451  

Winter climbing

Cicerone Guides to the Lake District,

e.g. Great Mountain Days in the Lake District, Lake District: High Level and Fell Walks, Lake District: Low Level and Lake Walks, Scrambles in the Lake District – North, Lake District Winter Climbs.  


A great service to help gain access to many more areas without using cars.  

Ullswater Steamers’ operate all year round from Glenridding, serving Howtown, Aira Force (new) and Pooley Bridge. 017684 82229.