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The Gigantic Lake Windermere

Me posing in front of the Lake

The boat hire kiosk

This 1 is the largest, but it's not quite possible to drive all along any of it's longer sides due to the developments and layout, unlike Ullswater.

The Yatchtsmen's Paradise

Best way to explore and travel along such a mammoth lake...

Ullswater Lake

The second largest... we actually drove for over 12 miles around it's edge, practically never losing sight of it!!!

Imagine that! The backdrop with the mountains was amazing.. plus the fields & meadows..

We drove up the hills on our way to Windermere.
You rise up into the clouds all of a sudden, when u'd need to have your headlights on full beam. Otherwise u can't see a damn thing!

Ullswater - Rescue Challenge

These kiddies were off on an adventure of a lifetime... can u see any fear in their eyes????

..exactly.... they were born hydro-philics!!!

Ullswater, Pooley Bridge Pier

My first stop in Ullswater, where I bought the very useful guidebook, showing the routes, data & stats of the lakes, all the high peaks, etc

Ullswater, Pooley Bridge

It's very difficult tyo find free parking around here, so we parked in a public car park.

Further up, however, there are several lay-bys; but if you want to start off seeing the lake from one end, then this is the place to park initially.

Ullswater to Windermere

Beautiful meadows & hills, shot having parked up in 1 of those lay-bys!!

The route is sprinkled with quite a few of these lay-bys, but you have to be alert, otherwise u'd shoot straight past; being busy & fast roads (given their narrowness) it's difficult to reverse/turn back!!

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