Ullswater is said by many to be the most beautiful lake in the Lake District. It is the second longest lake in Cumbria measuring a length ofseven and a halfmiles and a width of ¾ mile. At the North end of the lake, you can find the lovely village of Pooley Bridge, with Glenridding and Patterdale found on the south end of the lake. The small hamlets of Watermillock and Howtown can be found on the lake shore inbetween.

This stunning lake kinks mid way to provide an unusual shape to the clear waters with amazing scenery of the mountain ranges. Along the shore you have a great variety of woodland, green fields and rocky outcrops rising from the water. On a calm day you can see reflections of this incredible scenery in the clear lake water providing a truly tranquil and stunning place to come and visit.

Mist comes around the lake during the winter months to provide a mystical touch to the brilliant panoramic view, with the clouds and mist resting on the top of the fells and swopping further down to the shoreline in some places. No matter what time of year you visit, this area can only be described as being simply stunning.

The scenery of this area is not the only key attraction as a large variety of outdoor pursuits can be carried out as well as a hugerange of walks. In the evening when you've finished exploring, you can find one of the many bars and restaurants in the area to sit back, relax and enjoy some good food.