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William Wordsworth wrote of Ullswater:
"the happiest combination of beauty and grandeur, which any of the lakes affords".

Wordsworth most famous poem was inspired in 1802 whilst visiting Ullswater when he chanced upon a mass of daffodils :

"I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils"

Ullswater,from the Viking L'Ulf , is the second largest lake in the English Lake District,has facilities for quiet watersports: sailing, sail-boarding, fishing and cruising.Since 1859, Lake steamers have been the best way to appreciate its beauty.

The surrounding valleys and mountains including St. Sunday Crag, Fairfield and Helvellyn provide a vast variety of walks from short amble to challenging hill walking on the magnificent fells. There are also facilities for other healthy outdoor activities such as horse-riding, cycling, mountain-biking, rock-climbing and many more.


"In our way we had sight of that vast receptacle of water called Ulles Lake... the prospect is exceeding delightful"
William Stukeley, 1776


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