Guide to the Lakes

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Ullswater, at 9 miles long, is the second largest of the lakes. It is also the closest to the M6 motorway, so Pooley Bridge at the northern end of the lake is very popular with day trippers and holiday makers alike. At the southern end of the lake is Glenridding village, which is extremey popular with walkers due to it being close to Helvellyn, our 3rd highest mountain.

The mountains on both sides of the lake ensure a magnificent setting, especially when viewed from a lake steamer, which sail from Glenridding to Howtown on the eastern shore and Pooley Bridge. There are usually many sailing dinghies, kayaks and rowboats on the lake and several marinas around the shores. On the Western side of the lake is Ayra Force, owned by the National Trust this is a popular waterfall attraction.

Map showing Ullswater


The various photographic images on this website are copyright of Jenkin Hill Internet or Keswick Tourism Association or Cumbria Tourism or Kelvyn Sheppard.