A location for families of all ages, couples and friends Ullswater is an easy drive of five miles from junction 40 of the M6. Regarded by many as the most beautiful lake in the English Lake District and where Wordsworth was inspired to write his most famous poem, “Daffodils”. Dramatic fells combined with beauty and tranquillity are compelled further by the size of this body of water being the second largest in the Lake District.
The villages of Glenridding and Pooley Bridge at either end of Ullswater are the only populated locations with just hamlets and individual properties and businesses in between. Discover places tucked behind trees, in small forests and at the foot of fells as well as the stunning Aira Force waterfall, a must visit for anyone.
As with so much of the Lake District, walking is the pastime of choice and the Ullswater has it all. During the summer months there are some excellent guided walks to take part in organised by the Lake District National Park Authority. Two highlights in June include Ullswater Steamer Guided Walk, a cruise to Howtown then walk over Beda Fell to view the ancient deer forest of Bannerdale. Return by Boredale Hause on June 17th and Group of walkers resting on a grassy hill with fells in the background. The on June 23rd Helvellyn Avoiding the Ridges, a challenging walk to one of the most iconic fells in the Lake District. For more info and to book visit http://www.lakedistrict.gov.uk/visiting/events
When a more relaxing day is required then it’s time to head to the water on one of the idyllic Ullswater Steamers. Cruise up and down Ullswater in style and grace and view this very special area from a different perspective. The steamers run daily and are even just a great way to get from A to B.
For any type of holiday or short break accommodation in the Ullswater area, AllofTheLakeDistrict.co.uk is the website to visit. Listing Ullswater hotels, self catering cottages, B&B’s and campsites as well as places to eat and things to do. Visit https://www.allofthelakedistrict.co.uk/ullswater/