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Ullswater | Lake District Photography

Fresh Snow On The Edge Of Ullswater. The Lake District
Steamers, waterfalls and amazing views


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.

Beginner – There are lay-bys around the edge of Ullswater

North East

OS Grid Ref: NY 42337 20346
Latitude: 54° 34′ 30″ N
Longitude: 2° 53′ 36″ W

Ullswater provides some great backdrops for landscape photographs as the water is surrounded by trees and the Lake District fells.

There are also steamboats which go up and down Ullswater which can provide an interesting element to your photographs as the steam rises from the chimneys.

Places close by: 

Nearest town/village: 

  • Glenridding
  • Patterdale
  • Pooley Bridge
  • Howtown
  • Watermillock
Take in the views

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.

Ullswater videos

Join me photographing on location on my YouTube channel - Adam Kappa

About Adam Kappa

Adam Kapustynskyj is a landscape photographer based in Ulverston near the English Lake District. He specialises in Landscape photography