England’s second largest lake
Ullswater is set amongst some of the finest fells in Lakeland. It is full of splendour and beauty and really shouldn’t be missed especially if you love natural prettiness and tranquillity. It is a great base for a weekend away from the hustle and bustle.
Often described as the most beautiful Lake in England, Ullswater proves to be a real hub of action, attractions and activities for visitors from far and wide. It is England’s second largest lake and is situated in the delightful Lake District in Cumbria meaning the watersport options are immense and varied, with the Lake itself proving to be a popular place for outdoor minded people in general.
There are sailing options, kayaking activities, fishing opportunities as well as many trails that allow you to sample the lake and its surroundings on foot.
It is in fact true that the surrounding area has some of the best walking opportunities in the country with a variety of challenging hill climbs and smaller, less taxing trails for people that prefer to take it easy. Horse riding and rock climbing tend to be popular with visitors too. It isn’t just about the Lake however, the delights of Ullswater also spread to the surrounding areas and villages which each possess individual charm and character that allow for even further exploration.
Pooley Bridge and Patterdale are two of the areas nearby as is Watermillock and Howtown. All offer a wide variety of eateries as well as good old fashioned pubs that are ideal for an afternoon’s refreshment.
Shops and facilities are also aplenty, so you are able to get the best of both worlds – all the conveniences to make your holiday as comfortable as possible, whilst still being able to explore the natural, untouched delights of the region.
If you want to sample some fine food, there are a wide variety of options in and around Ullswater. Fellbites Café and Restaurant in Glenridding offers superb freshly cooked food for most of the day, or, if your prefer, there are lighter snacks to be had at places such as Fairlight Guest House and Café and Mosscrag Tea Room.