Welcome to Ullswater & Around


The lake's eastern shore is where the three main villages are located. The remote west side is well off the beaten track, and great for crowd-free hiking around the village of Howtown and the picturesque valley of Martindale.

The villages around Ullswater were badly hit in the 2015 floods. You'll see major flood defence works in Glenridding, while the eponymous bridge in Pooley Bridge was swept away – there's a temporary one in place for now, with plans ongoing to replace it with a permanent flood-resistant structure.


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