Introducing Ullswater & Around
Second only in stature to Windermere, Ullswater cuts a silvery 7.5 mile slash through a dramatic panorama of fells, most notably the razor ridge of Helvellyn (950m), Cumbria's third-highest mountain.
Historic steamers have been puttering around the lake since the mid–19th century, and there are woods and gardens to explore nearby – including the daffodil-filled grounds which inspired one of Wordsworth's most famous poems.
There are three small hamlets dotted along Ullswater's west side (Pooley Bridge, Glenridding and Patterdale). Most of the pubs, hotels and B&Bs, as well as the main tourist office, are in Glenridding.
Ullswater & Around destination guides
Coast to Coast
A self guided walk along the famous Coast to Coast trail across England
England, Coast to Coast
A classic walk across England from St Bees to Robin Hood's Bay on Wainwright’s Walk