Ullswater. The Lake District
Ullswater is the 2nd largest body of water in the Lake District at about 9 miles long. A popular feature of Ullswater is the steamboats that carryy passengers up and down the water with regular stops at jetties along the way. The water is surrounded by the Lake District fells offering an impressive view with minimal effort.
A popular location that is popular with photographers is the boathouse at the North East end of the water. I haven’t got any photographs of it though as I personally think there are nicer things to see in the area. There are a few good walks here including Gowbarrow and Hallin fell which are moderate climbs or you can start the walk up Helvellyn from Patterdale which is at the South West end of the water
If you want to get views from the water, the steamboats are a relaxing way to get a different view of the surrounding Lake District fells
OS Map: North East
OS Grid Ref: NY 42337 20346
Latitude: 54° 34′ 30″ N
Longitude: 2° 53′ 36″ W
Best time of the day to go here: All Day. I’ve yet to stop here at sunrise but it looks really pretty when driving passed this early in the morning.
Best time of the year to visit: All year round
Parking: Laybys on the side of the road
Places close by: Gowbarrow Fell, Hallin Fell, Martindale