Ullswater, undoubtedly one of the most beautiful areas of the Lake District

ullswater lake district
Ullswater is stunning part of the Lake District. So easy to get to from the M6 and with close proximity to the North Pennines making it feel quite different to most of the other notable locations in the Lake District.

The areas surrounding Ullswater Lake are sprawling with a real sense of openness making it an ideal location for walking, whatever your ability. Miles and miles of great paths for walking miles of open countryside and it is a place where everyone is welcome. New for 2016 is the officially recognised walking route, the Ullswater Way. 20 miles of scenic perfection in a circular loop around Ullswater the lake. Choose to walk the full route, just selected segments or perhaps choose to enjoy some of it by bus or boat. Ullswater Steamers are a must experience when visiting the area but also make for an extremely effective way of getting from A to B. With piers are Glenridding, Howtown, Aira Force and Pooley Bridge, all four corners of the lake can be accessed.

Glenridding and Pooley Bridge at either ends of the Lake are tourist hot spots whilst everywhere in between is full of peace, space and tranquillity. Glenridding and Pooley Bridge are however excellent places to get fed and watered! Most pubs in both of these two villages are dog friendly as well making them popular with two legged and four legged visitors alike.

Date for the diary:
The Kendal Mountain Festival outdoor cinema event at Waterfoot Park, Pooley Bridge – Saturday 23rd July 2016.

Where to stay:
A choice of self catering holiday cottages in the area can be found via The Lakeland Cottage Company. All exceptional quality sleeping between 4 and 8 and dog friendly cottage too. Visit the Ullswater cottages collection for more information and to book. Late availability deals on during July and August.