Introducing Ullswater & Around
Stretching in a glassy arc for 7½ miles between Pooley Bridge in the north and Glenridding and Patterdale in the south, the tranquil lake of Ullswater is the second-largest in the Lakes after Windermere, and was one of Wordsworth’s favourites. During an afternoon walk along the wooded shores of Ullswater with his sister Dorothy, William was inspired to write the work for which he is perhaps best remembered – the so-called ‘Daffodils’ poem, which begins with the immortal refrain, ‘I wandered lonely as a cloud...’ It’s still a beautiful and inspiring place, where quaint steamers chug along the lake against a backdrop of majestic hills and woodland groves, and although the western edge gets busy in summer, you can usually escape the traffic along the eastern side.
Ullswater ‘Steamers’ (
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