Easter, a fantastic time to visit the Lake District with the school summer holidays in full swing and the long days meaning even more adventure can be had.
A location for families of all ages, couples and friends Ullswater is an easy drive of 5 miles from junction 40 of the M6. Regarded by many as the most beautiful lake in the English Lake District and where Wordsworth was inspired to write his most famous poem, “Daffodils”. Dramatic fells combined with beauty and tranquillity are compelled further by the size of this body of water being the second largest in the Lake District.
The villages of Glenridding and Pooley Bridge at either end of Ullswater are the only populated locations with just hamlets and individual properties and businesses in between. Discover places tucked behind trees, in small forests and at the foot of fells as well as the stunning Aira Force waterfall, a must visit for anyone.
As with so much of the Lake District, walking is the pastime of choice and the Ullswater has it all. This April take part in a choice of guided walks organised by the Lake District National Park Authority ranging from 6km to 12km. Two highlights include “Glenamara to Silver Bay” on April 14th and then on April 15th “A Host of Daffodils” backed by the Lake District World Heritage Bid. Pricing is £5 per adult and children go free and free, donations welcome respectively. For more information http://www.lakedistrict.gov.uk/visiting/events
When a more relaxing day is required then it’s time to head to the water on one of the idyllic Ullswater Steamers. Cruise up and down Ullswater in style and grace and view this very special area from a different perspective. The steamers run daily and are even just a great way to get from A to B.
Dog, family and couple friendly luxury self catering cottages around Ullswater can be found at The Lakeland Cottage Company. Look out for the sleeps 6 Laburnum at Glenridding. The last remaining date for April starting on the 28th is now discounted by 15% taking this Visit England 5 star gold sleeps 6 property down to just £920 for a week break.