Here at Sally's Cottages we're all excited for the opening of the new jetty on Ullswater - the first to be built in over 50 years! The jetty will be at Aira Point, perfect if you want to experience the magical Aira Force waterfall.
The jetty will be open late May this year and if you're planning to visit Ullswater, you'll be able to jump aboard one of the famous Ullswater Steamers and hop off near the waterfall. The steamer trip is one of the most relaxing ways to travel around Ullswater and at any time of year, the scenery around the lake is glorious.
Aira Force is one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the Lake District and has been popular with visitors and walkers since the 18th century. Surrounded by stunning woodlands, there are viewing platforms to enjoy this magical setting.
This year, you'll be able to walk along a new path between Glencoyne Bay and Aira Force and you can explore historic footpaths which have been renovated. Glencoyne Bay is where the poet William Wordsworth first saw his daffodils. His sister Dorothy spotted the long line of yellow flowers that became the inspiration for his most famous poem Daffodils. The pair were walking home to Grasmere in April 1802 after visiting the anti-slavery campaigner Thomas Clarkson at his home in Pooley Bridge.
Ullswater is a wonderful part of the Lake District and you can click here to view all our cottages in the area.