Ullswater

Ullswater

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Licensing Information

Licence Required?

No licence required

Ullswater is the second largest lake in England after Windermere, also in the Lake District. It is about 9 miles long and 0.75 miles wide, with a max depth a touch over 60 metres.

The Lake is surrounded by gentle rolling hills to the north and mountainous scenery to the south. This means paddling on parts of this lake can leave you exposed to the elements, so make sure you’re paddling prepared!

Ullswater is close to several villages and towns making it a popular destination for tourists, especially in the summer. These include Glenridding, Pooley Bridge, and Patterdale.

But like with most of the Lake District Lakes, as soon as you hit the water you leave behind the busy shores and find your own tranquillity on the water.

Remember, parts of the Lake District lakes can be quite exposed. Make sure you’ve planned your route if you’re going touring. Plan ahead with the weather and be well prepared for a day on the water.