Ullswater, as seen on ITV1's 'Ade in Britain'
ITV1's 'The Adventurer's Guide to Britain,' BBC1's The Great British Weather
and ITV1's 'The Lakes'
Ullswater is known as one of "England's most beautiful lakes" and at nine miles long is surrounded by dramatic mountains and inspiring Lake District countryside, featured in the "Miss Potter" film.
Ullswater is the perfect place to unwind. You can choose to stay in and around Ullswater in traditional farmhouses, cosy cottages, welcoming guesthouses and Bed and Breakfasts (B&Bs), fine hotels, self catering cottages, or well run caravan and camping sites around the lake-all offering quality accommodation.
Local restaurants, cafes and inns provide local fare and cuisine to suit all tastes.
The village of Pooley Bridge, at one end of the Ullswater valley is linked by a lovely drive along the lake to the villages of Glenridding and Patterdale at the other the end of the valley. Enjoy a cruise and soak up the atmosphere of this peaceful lake on one of the Ullswater 'Steamers' which carry passengers all year round. There are piers at Glenridding, Pooley Bridge and Howtown.
Ullswater is a great lake for sailing, canoeing, windsurfing, fishing and skindiving and you can hire rowing, sailing or small motor boats to explore the islands and bays at your own pace. There's an active sailing club, various activity centres and pony trekking too.
Follow one of the many scenic paths which skirt around the lake, much admired by Wainwright or head up to the nearby fells such as Helvellyn for a full days hike. Look out for red deer or red squirrels along the way!
Go in search of the Spring daffodils on the shore line around Glencoyne which inspired Wordsworth to write his famous poem or visit the National Trust's Aira Force, where a series of waterfalls plunge through an attractive wooded ravine. Ullswater also offers many local events and attractions.
Ullswater - The Official Ullswater website
For a free leaflet on Ullswater, please contact Ullswater Tourist Information Centre.