Many consider Ullswater to be the hidden gem of the Lake District and as the most beautiful of the English Lakes. It is pure and tranquil and relatively unspoilt by the tourism and commercialism that blights many other Lake District towns.
Ullswater is the second largest lake in the Lake District, approximately 9 miles long, ¾ of a mile wide and nearly 200 feet deep. It was formed after the last ice age when a glacier scooped out the valley floor then filled with meltwater when the glacier retreated.
You’ll not find high street shops in the Ullswater Valley, or rows of trendy bars, but quaint villages, welcoming pubs and stunning scenery. From Pooley Bridge at one end, to Glenridding at the other there are a scattering of lovely villages that attract visitors from all over the world.