Top 5 reasons to Visit Ullswater this year


Ullswater is a truly special part of the Lake District. It is the second largest lake in Lakeland and is considered to be one of the most beautiful too. Here we've put together our top 5 reasons to visit this fabulous area. To browse all of our Ullswater Cottages, click here.

Ullswater in the Lake District

The great poet, William Wordsworth, was so entranced by Ullswater Lake, he used it as the inspiration for his best known poem Daffodils. The lake is surrounded by fells and pretty villages.

Boat on Ullswater in the Lake District

Ullswater is a hot spot for Sailing enthusiasts. The clean and clear water is perfect for water sports and activities. It is also home to the famous and beautiful Ullswater steamers which take a relaxing eight-mile trip along the lake. 

Aira Force near Ullswater

Aira Force is a fabulous attraction for visitors and is set between Pooley Bridge and Glenridding. The waterfall has an enchanted woodland setting and there are bridges to view the falls from at the top and bottom of Aira Force.

Helvellyn in the Lake District

Helvellyn is the third highest mountain in England and is just West of Patterdale. You can either climb its ridges if you're looking for a challenge or take in the sight of Helvellyn from an Ullswater Steamer. If you do fancy trekking up Helvellyn, remember these famous words by Wainwright, "legend and poetry, a lovely name and a lofty altitude combine to encompass Helvellyn in an aura of romance; and thousands of pilgrims, aided by its easy accessibility, are attracted to its summit every year".

Haweswater in the Lake District

Haweswater is a quiet and peaceful reservoir and is now one of the largest of the Lake District Lakes at 4 miles long. There is a fantastic lakeside path to follow and take in all the glorious views.