An ideal base to tour The English Lake District & The Eden Valley.
Many regard Ullswater as the most beautiful of the English Lakes. It is a typical Lake District narrow "ribbon lake" formed after the last ice age when a glacier scooped out the valley floor. The deepened section filled with meltwater when the glacier retreated and it became a lake.
The village of Pooley Bridge is at the northern extremity of the lake, just one mile from Parkfoot. Its narrow 16th century bridge straddles the River Eamont as it flows out of Ullswater. It is overlooked by Dunmallard Hill which was the site of an Iron Age fort. For much of its length Ullswater forms the border between the ancient counties of Cumberland and Westmorland.
The village of Glenridding, situated at the southern tip of the lake is popular with tourists of all kinds but particularly mountain walkers who use the village as a base to scale Helvellyn (England's 3rd highest peak) amongst other challenging ascents.
Ullswater's attractions include the steamers which offer day trips around the Lake calling at Pooley Bridge, Glenridding and Howtown.