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The weather in Ullswater
Above are the weather conditions for Ullswater. July is the warmest month of the year in Ullswater with temperatures reaching a maximum average of 19°. January is the coolest month, with average minimal temperature reaching 3°. The rainiest month is July while the driest month is February.
Ullswater holiday cottages place you in the heart of the Lake District
Head to the great outdoors and explore the delights of Ullswater and the wider Lake District. This naturally beautiful area is rich with activities such as sailing, diving, hiking, and mountain biking – perfect for those with an intrepid spirit. Opt for a charming Ullswater cottage and see this gem of a destination for yourself.
Food and drink in Ullswater
Traditional pubs are more common than restaurants in the Lake District. However, many of them serve excellent cuisine. Whereas lamb and Cumberland sausage are two of the more common local specialties, a wide variety of other meat, fish, and vegetarian options are readily available.
If you're staying at a vacation rental and want to cook your own food in the kitchen or on an outdoor grill, then there are plenty of shops around with supplies. While the farm shop at Stainton has excellent local produce, Patterdale Village Store may be closer and stocks all the essentials. For more barbecue supplies, Ullswater Garage has a handy supply of gas and other bits and pieces.
Ullswater with children
Ullswater and the Lake District are incredibly child-friendly destinations. For a pleasant walk, head to Tarn Hows or Scout Scar. There are also plenty of opportunities for the kids to take to the water. Coniston Boating Centre is just one of the many places where you can hire a boat or join an organised tour of the area's beautiful lakes. There are several indoor attractions as well – South Lakes Safari, the Lakes Aquarium, and Wray Castle are among some of the area's more popular options.
Excursions in the area
Ullswater accommodation is all about getting out and about and exploring the wild natural beauty of the surroundings. There are plenty of outdoor pursuits to keep you busy on a trip here – all ages and fitness levels will find something suitable. The Lake District's rich diversity of terrains is popular with hikers seeking spectacular scenery.
Ullswater is one of the few lakes with an active boat service. Ullswater Steamers traverse the lake, making several stops along the way, such as at Howtown and Pooley Bridge. From Ullswater, you can easily reach the pretty town of Carlisle, or even Scotland in a few hours.
The Lake District is a compact destination and you can reach many of the other lakes in under 20 minutes by car. Each lake has its own character, and it's worth exploring a few of them when visiting Ullswater. Head to Lake Windermere and its adjoining town, Ambleside, to discover attractions such as the Armitt Museum and Library and the breathtaking 70-foot waterfall, Stock Ghyll Force.
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