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 carry 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 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.
Go for a walk
My recommendation for a walk from Ullswater is starting at Aira Force waterfall and doing a circular walk over Gowbarrow Fell. This walk with give you views of Waterfalls, woodland and panoramic views over Ullswater and the surrounding fells.