Ullswater is the second largest lake at 7.5 miles long. on average 3/4 mile wide and with a maximum depth of 205 feet at Howtown. It has three distinct bends giving it a dog's leg appearance.
The Brackenrigg - a traditional inn & restaurant overlooking Ullswater in the Lake District
We are open seven days a week all year round for superb food, drink and accommodation
Rookin House Activity Centre
Lake District paintballing, go-karting, horse riding, archery & clay pigeon shooting.
Ullswater Motor Yachs: Spend the day cruising along Lake Ullswater.
Dalemain Historic House & Gardens
Discover the tranquillity of Dalemain, near Ullswater in the English Lake District
Home to the Hasell family since 1679
Lowther Castle has been the family seat of the Earls of Lonsdale from time immemorial, and occupies the site of mansions dating back to the reign of Edward I.
Lowther Bird of Prey Centre
Situated in the walled garden of Lowther Castle, surrounded by unspoilt parkland, visitors are able to see over 150 falcons, hawks, eagles, buzzards and owls from this country and abroad.
Haweswater is now one of the largest lakes at 4 miles long and 1/2 mile wide, and has a maximum depth of 200 feet . It is the most easterly of the lakes, and has no settlements on its shores. In 1929, despite many petitions against it, a bill was passed by Parliament authorising the use of Haweswater as a reservoir for Manchester. A concrete dam, 1550 feet wide and 120 feet high was built, and this raised the lake level by 95 feet.
All the farms and houses of the villages of Mardale and Measand, and the Dun Bull Inn were pulled down. Coffins were removed from the graveyard, and buried elsewhere, and Mardale church was demolished. At times of drought, when the water level is low, many people go back to see what is left of the village of Mardale.