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The English Lake District is a National Park in the North West of England. It covers 885 square miles and includes 13 major lakes (plus countless small lakes and tarns). For walkers there are many beautiful mountains and numerous paths, valleys, farms, villages and viewpoints.
Less active holidaymakers will find many villages and small towns to explore with attractive shops and restaurants to suit all tastes and pockets.
The Lake District is now a four-season leisure area with most facilities open all year round. It is delightful, in different ways, in all seasons. Each year it attracts 12 million visitors but fortunately nearly all of them can be avoided by taking to the water!
Ullswater is the second largest lake at 8 miles long and nearly a mile wide. Its dog-leg shape and high mountains create stunning views - and rapidly changing local weather patterns!
The Lake is wonderful to explore, with islands and bays to investigate, and many beaches to pull up on for a picnic. Sailing is always varied and sometimes very challenging. Canoeing + kayaking are perfect as there are so many places to explore.
A speed limit of 10mph applies for power boats so, with no water-skiing, there is peaceful and tranquil boating at all times.
Glenridding is a small village at the southernmost end of the lake, directly below Helvellyn and next to the village of Patterdale. It is reached by following the A592 south-west (along Ullswater) from Penrith, or north (over the Kirkstone pass) from Ambleside and Windermere.
There are many shops, cafes, hotels, b+bs and campsites in the immediate vicinity.
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