Visit Ullswater, our closest lake and a gem of the National Park

An Ullswater Steamer on the lake in autumn

Ullswater is a stunning, and sometimes overlooked glistening blue jewel of The Lake District. As many tourists head for Windermere or Coniston, those in the know are walking along the shores further north.

The nearest lake to us here at Scalesceugh, Ullswater is in fact the easiest accessible lake in the National Park, being just 10 minutes away from junction 40 of the M6.

Ullswater is relatively unspoilt by the tourist trade, which has made the South Lakes far busier, though still beautiful.