"at the end of Lake Ullswater" Glenridding by uglyscot
Glenridding Travel Guide: 4 reviews and 18 photos
Glenridding is at the southern end of Ullswater. It is a favourite place for walkers and hikers.
The mountain Helvellyn , England's 3rd highest mountain, overlooks Glenridding. It is 3117 ft high, and stands on a plateau.
From here the Ullswater Steamers sail, stopping at Howtown and Pooley Bridge.
Lots of boats can be seen at this end of the lake: canoes, sailing boats or yachts, rowing boats, motor boats and even the odd wind-surfer.
Ullswater is the second largest lake in the Lake District. It is a typical narrow or ribbon lake formed when the valley carved out by glacier at the end of the last Ice Age, filled with meltwater. Further formation at Howtown resulting from volcanic eruption, created a fault giving Ullswater its z-shape.
William Wordsworth wrote his poem ' Daffodils' after walking near Glencoyne.
The waterfall Aira Force sparked the love story of a Knight of the Round Table and the maiden Emma.
Glenridding was once an important mining village, where galena was mined.
Red squirrels are to be found here. A road sign warms 'Red squirrels crossing here'.
One of the last wild Red Deer herds, dating back to William the Cinqueror , roam the hills , especially at Place Fell.
- Pros:wonderful place beautiful views- heaven
- Cons:parking places are a nightmare to find in summer
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