A few little tip bits regarding Ullswater if you’ve never been before. Ullswater lies towards the north eastern area of the Lake District National Park and is the second largest body of water within it. Despite being a busy region with three villages, with easy access from the M6, a plethora of activities, places to stay as well as eat and drink, Ullswater has generally a more peaceful vibe than Lake Windermere.
What brings so many to Ullswater is its diversity. A s a destination it offers chance for romance when visiting as a couple with plenty of secluded walks to really get away from it all but so too one of the best regions of the national park for families with countless activities. Walkers and groups are also well catered for with walks up famous fells such as High Street and the many watersports that can be enjoyed on Ullswater such as canoeing and sailing.
Whether it’s off the cuff walking or looking to book an organised event, there’s plenty going on now in and around Ullswater with Spring being an excellent time to visit when the daffodils are blooming and the excitement of the bluebells blossoming.
On land then the Lake District national Park Authority is well worth looking at with guided walks throughout the year, many being free. A great one in the Ullswater area in May is “High Above Glencoyne” starting from Pooley Bridge and taking the bus or boat to Aira Force (a fabulous site all in itself), then walk back over the fells to Glenridding. Enjoy magnificent views in every direction on this lovely walk. This walk is 7 miles and costs £10 per adult but children go free. This is the perfect walk for those who haven’t done 7 miles before but would like to and being guided is the best way to do it.
Ullswater has some amazing places to stay from small B&B’s at Glenridding and Pooley Bride to luxury self catering such as Waternook through to the new Another Place Hotel. All of the above can be found on the new All of The Lake District website. Visit their guide to the area here https://www.allofthelakedistrict.co.uk/ullswater/.
So whether it’s a weekend away, midweek break or holiday, Ullswater definitely sounds like a good choice this Spring.