One of the best lakes in the Lake District
Although Lake Windermere is the local lake, we tend to send guests over to Ullswater- a tranquil lake, stunning scenery and…. you get 10% discount on Ullswater Steamers They operate 5 heritage steamers
There are some wonderful wild life and walks. Ullswater is one of the few lakes that you can walk around the whole lake- no private millionaire houses preventing you from enjoying a walk on the shores as we have on Windermere
There’s a diversity of wild life around the shores and the on the surrounding fells. Red Deer, Red Squirrel, Holly Blue Butterfy, Common Blue Damselfly, Peregrine Falcon, Raven, Red-breasted Merganser, Cormorant, Osprey and many more species besides.
The Red Deer herd is the only surviving wild herd in England, its bloodline dates back to William the Conqueror.
The Ullswater Way is a 20 mile walk around the shores of the lake with the Steamers dropping you off at various points such as Glenridding, Howtown or Pooley Bridge and Glenridding- all hit badly by the floods- are beautiful towns or inlets with shops and posh places such as Inn on The Lake in Glenridding, where you can book afternoon tea
Ullswater is a 30 minutes drive from 1 Park Road, a bed and breakfast in The Lake District, a journey that takes you into the Troutbeck valley and over the Kirkstone Pass