Ullswater is the second largest lake in the Lake District at 7.5 miles long. It is on average 3/4 mile wide and has a maximum depth of 205 feet at Howtown. The lake has three distinct bends giving it a dog’s leg appearance. The closest town is Penrith, some 6 miles north east of the northern tip of the lake. An attractive market town, and gateway to the Eden Valley, Penrith has junctions on both the M6 and A66, making Ullswater one of the Lake District’s most accessible lakes.
Ullswater ‘Steamers’ cruises enabling visitors to enjoy the full-length of the lake from Pooley Bridge in the north, to Glenridding in the south. Martindale Common is one of many fantastic walks which can be enjoyed nearby. The A592 runs along its entire north-western side, making it easy to find and enjoy.