Ullswater is believed to translate as ”the resort of the wolf”. A land that has changed little in over a thousand years, stories of King Arthur and the round table echo through the valley as it is believed that near here was the place they gathered. The lake shore is home to Patterdale and Glenridding, thriving little country village communities with a rich mining history, the perfect base for climbing the famous Helvellyn, England’s 3rd highest mountain. At the north of the lake discover Pooley Bridge, catch the Ullswater steamers boat here for breathtaking views of the towering mountain backdrop.

The area is rich in wildlife, listen out for the roaring stags in Autumn. The traditional market town of Penrith is only 5 miles from the lake and has a wonderfully preserved 14th century castle ruin and Viking gravestones in the churchyard. To the south of Ullswater you can find the exhilarating Kirkstone mountain pass and at the top, Lakeland’s highest pub.