Ullswater Wander.

Are there any places more scenic than a Summer’s day in the Lake District? A couple of weeks ago we enjoyed a bit of a wander from the lakeside village of Glenridding, on to Patterdale and then up to Silver Point where there are beautiful views of Ullswater. Ullswater is the second largest lake in the National park, popular with tourists, but still an easy place to get away from it all. 🐑

We began our walk from the Ullswater Steamer Pier in Glenridding.
And followed the Ullswater Way signs to Patterdale. Here the Goldrill Beck weaves its way to the lake.
Sign at the Post Office/ Village Shop in Patterdale. Alfred Wainwright persueded the then owner to sell copies of his first pictorial guide to the lake District fells here. Sadly the shop seems to be empty at the moment.
Hugo pulling right but we carry straight on.
A holiday cottage called Wordsworth Cottage.
It’s door knocker is a much smaller replica of the one at Brougham Hall.
The track to Side Farm campsite.
The only life in the farmyard.
A lake view!
The Artists Seat celebrates artists who have been inspired by Ullswater, and it’s a good place to park your bum…
As are nearby craggy rocks.
Scenic sitting.
A rugged path takes us to Silver Point.
Hugo admires the view from Silver Point.
We make our way back. Near midday now and very warm.
Blue sky, Blue lake.
Heading to Glenridding from Side Farm.
We find a little beach by the lake.
And all go for a paddle.
The water isn’t cold at all.
Refreshments are welcome!

If you fancy a much more challenging walk in Ullswater country The Ullswater Way is a 20 Mile route that circumnavigates the lake. It can of course be done in sections and the Ullswater Steamers are also a good way of getting you from a to b. ⛵♥️

26 thoughts on “Ullswater Wander.”

  1. Ullswater will always be one of our favourite spots. We got married at The Inn on The Lake, which you can see in the distance in some of your photos. It’s been a few years since we’ve been and we are definitely overdue for a visit 😀

  2. We’re back into wind and rain in NI so these pictures and words take me away! Lovely! I’d love to revisit this area, it’s been such a long time! 💐🙋‍♂️

  3. I spotted The Ulswater Way signs a couple of years ago , it’s on my list for a weekend walk. Despite the crowds that is as scenic an area of the Lakes as any.
    We used to camp at Side Farm, I bet it is not as basic as in those days.

    1. We’ve done a small section of it before, an add on called The Marmalade March which takes in Dacre and Dalemain. Side Farm looks to be in a very scenic position and kind of slopey. 🙂

  4. I need to explore more around this lake. I only went to Aira Force and Pooley Bridge. One of my colleagues did the Ullswater way and really enjoyed it even though it was hard.

  5. Probably my favourite lake in the district. We did Glenridding Dodd and Sheffield Pike which are on your photo to Side farm campsite. I’ve read lots about the views from Silver Point on that side of the lake, but only ever walked the fells above. Looks lovely, especially in that weather.

    1. The weather was amazing, we were going to walk further but it got really hot and me and the dog both needed to get in that water , lol. I suspect my other half would of done the whole 20 miles if he didn’t have me in tow. 🙂

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