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Ullswater is the Lake District’s second largest lake at 7.5 miles long. The road runs along the West side of the lake from Pooley Bridge to Glenridding at the southern end. Half way along Ullswater is the impressive Aira Force which is one of the most attractive and accessible waterfalls in the Lake District. From the car park visitors can walk a circuit of the fell. The walk can also be extended to go around Gowbarrow where beautiful views of the lake can be seen. Nearby is Glencoyne Bay where William Wordswoth was inspired to write his famous Daffodil poem.Ullswater

At the southern end is the pretty lakeside village of Glenridding with several hotels, pubs, tea rooms and small shops. There is a pier for the steamer and large grassy areas suitable for relaxing and picnics.

The eastern side of the lake is much quieter as it is not a through road. The steamer can be taken from Pooley Bridge to Howtown where there are several interesting walks including walking up Hallin Fell or along the lakeside towards Glenridding or Pooley Bridge. Further along the road you reach Martindale where during the deer rutting season you can often see the only red deer herd in Cumbria.

Aira Force

The Ullswater Way is a recently created 20 mile walk round Ullswater which combines lakeside walking with some fell walking. The route can be walked in either direction and from any starting point. It can also be combined with a steamer or an open topped bus.

Haweswater is a dam which is a very peaceful place with numerous walks. It was created during the last century from a smaller lake to provide water for Manchester. The village of Mardale was flooded and in some dry summers the village ruins can be seen once again.

There are other small interesting dams in the area such as Wet Sleddale. Visitors can take an enjoyable walk around its shores and watch the variety of birds on the water. It is here at Sleddale Hall that the well known film Withnail and I was filmed.

Mrs Christine Tucker
Kirkby Thore Hall, Kirkby Thore, Cumbria, CA10 1XN
Email: stay@kirkbythorehall.co.uk :: Telephone: 017683 62989 :: Mobile: 07549 235008

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