We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ullswater Lake

+44 17684 82393
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
The Winter Ten Lakes Spectacular Tour: Lake District Tour from Windermere in...
More Info
and up
Private Tour: Lake District Day Trip from Windermere
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good20%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“pooley bridge” (58 reviews)
“much quieter” (8 reviews)
+44 17684 82393
Write a Review
Reviews (279)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 270 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful Lake, Stunning Walks, Some gentle hikes, wonderful place to enjoy a picnic - options abound -suitalbe for all ages and abilities! A must see if you are in the lakes or even in England! Don't missing some of the most stunning natural scenery!

Thank Jeordie84
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is a lovely drive along the edge of the lake with great views and occasional view points. Also some great "hotels" to stop for a drink etc.

Thank Maxim123153
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Walking around this lake is good for all abilities. Lots of routes to chose from. Flattish and easy walking. Great views of the surrounding hills.

Thank sophia27
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First section from Aira Force round Gowbarrow was magnificent with fantastic views of the lake. After going into the forest section and all the way to Pooley the path was extremely muddy (ankle deep in places) and if the wet weather continues I would avoid...More

Thank Hillyt
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first lake visited and our most favourite...extremely peaceful with barely a soul in sight,the Ullswater the second largest lake yet seemed so much bigger.We saw an occasional boat trip and frequently met ramblers and spoke with a few who said Ullswater was...More

Thank shane s
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

This 9 mile long ribbon lake, England’s second longest, is considered by many as the most beautiful in the Lake District! We would agree! This awesome lake is quieter, less populated, less commercial and much more wild than Windermere or Derwent Water! It’s perfect! To...More

Thank Nick and Angel S
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

Views as far as you can see. A wonderful lake with plenty to do on it boat trips boat or canoe hire. There are also a few villages around the lake that are worth a quick visit.

Thank Joann K
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

We walked nearly all the Ullswater way over the course of a week. A good variety of walking terrain with flat by the lake, up ragged paths, through forests and up country lanes. Well signposted and a walking guide booklet is helpful. Definitely need all...More

Thank kelvin325
Reviewed 21 September 2017

A peaceful place with great views in all directs to the surrounding mountains. A number of places to stop for refreshments in Paterdale and Glenridding

Thank angela88wheatley
Reviewed 13 September 2017

A lovely peaceful lake in a simply beautiful setting. We visited on a nice sunny day but if you plan to sail on the steamer take a fleece or similar as it can get quite chilly.

Thank waldorf53
Nearby Restaurants
Sharrow Bay
265 reviews
.01 km away
1863 Bar Bistro (Restaurant)
199 reviews
3.04 km away
The Horse and Farrier Inn
154 reviews
4.69 km away
The Royal Hotel Restaurant
141 reviews
6.28 km away
Nearby Attractions
Distant Horizons UK
34 reviews
1.40 km away
Hallin Fell
69 reviews
3.19 km away
Aira Force
1,545 reviews
5.82 km away
Graham Uney Mountaineering - Day Courses
73 reviews
7.02 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Edward G
19 May 2017|
Response from kentheteaman | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I stayed here in the Wydon farm house self catering flat which was beautifully presented and warm and cozy. Lovely place with beautiful surrounding hills with rustic views of the Cubrian country side. Lots of sheep and... More
Sreenivasulu C
21 October 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Richard H | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I was staying up in Dockray so walked down passed Aira Force which has ample parking and its free if you are a National Trust member, but there are also numerous spots to park at along the way.
Lascelve G
4 June 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from AJJP1 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I've camped like that right on the shoreline, in the woods near to Howtown