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  • Address: Lake District, England
Located in the northern half of Lake District National Park, Ullswater Lake is the second-largest lake in the area and is consistently cited as one of the most beautiful English lakes. Often compared to Lake Lucerne in Switzerland, it is 9 miles (14.5 kilometers) long, 0.75 miles (1,200 meters) wide and has a distinct “Z” shape, which is enhanced by the steep mountains that surround it.

The village of Glenridding, located at the southern end of the lake, is the main gathering place in the area. It is especially popular with tourists, as it’s the starting point of the long hike to the top of England’s third-highest mountain, Helvellyn, along the Striding Edge. (This hike, however, is not for unexperienced mountaineers and should be planned with care.) The village is also where most of the nautical-equipment-rental shops are, for activities such as boating, sailing, rowing, diving and windsurfing. Two Victorian steamer boats circle the lake from Glenridding year-round, while three newer, diesel-run boats offer more frequent trips.

Practical Info

Ullswater Lake and Glenridding can be reached from Newcastle in 1.45 hours via the A69, the M6 and the A592. The trip takes just over two hours from Liverpool and Manchester via the M6, the A591 and the A592.

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Private Tour: Lake District Day Trip from Windermere, Windermere, null
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Private Tour: Lake District Day Trip from Windermere

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Discover the beauty of the Lake District on this private full-day tour, led by an expert driver-guide and operated for you and your party only. Relax in the ...  Read more

Location: Windermere, United Kingdom
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $99.28
Lake District Tour from Windermere: Ten Lakes in One Winter Day, Windermere, Private Sightseeing ... 
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Lake District Tour from Windermere: Ten Lakes in One Winter Day

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See 10 lakes in one day on a 6.5-hour tour around the idyllic Lake District from Windermere! With an expert local guide, travel by coach around the region to ...  Read more

Location: Windermere, United Kingdom
Duration: 6 hours 45 minutes (approx.)

From USD $39.71
Helvellyn and Striding Edge Guided Mountain Walk from Glenridding, Lake District, Full-day Tours
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Helvellyn and Striding Edge Guided Mountain Walk from Glenridding

Come and experience Striding Edge Ridge which is one of the most spectacular mountaineering routes. The ridge should not be underestimated it can be daunting ...  Read more

Location: Carlisle, United Kingdom
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $29.12

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