Winter by the Water at Ullswater

by David Murray on 2 April 2013

in Boating, Cumbria, Lake District General, Ullswater

Last week I drove to Glenridding, the popular village close to the head of Ullswater in the Lake District. After a walk up the hill behind the village and a retreat as the snow started to come down quite steadily, I decided to stroll along the lake to St. Patrick’s boat landing by the side of the road to Patterdale.

The snow had stopped (or maybe it never started at the lower altitude) so it was possible to getsome pictures. There were no boats going out. Indeed, the office and cafe seemed to be totally closed and locked up. This wasn’t the weather for messing around in boats, at least not for average mortals.

Boats by Ullswater at St Patricks Glenridding

After a walk back along the water’s edge to the Ullswater ‘Steamers’ jetty a cup of hot coffee was called for. As the light brightened again I thought this shot of the Lady Wakefield would also give a fair impression of a winter’s day by Ullswater.

The Lady Wakefield by Glenridding Pier

This area is great in any weather. You simply have to adjust to it, dress up warm and have appropriate footwear. People were walking in the hills from Glenridding, Patterdale and Hartsop as well as by the lake sides of Ullswater and Brothers Water. Based on three recent visits I put together a little site specifically about Ullswater in Winter. See it here.

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