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Last year Shirl and I spent a few days in the Lake District. One of the highlights of our time was a boat trip on beautiful Ullswater.

Ullswater is the second largest lake in the English Lake District, being approximately 9 miles long and nearly a mile wide with a maximum depth of sightly less than 200 ft. The lake may get it’s name from a Saxon Lord of Greystoke called ‘Ulphu’ whose land bordered the lake, although equally possible a Nordic chief ‘Ulf’ who ruled over the land around the lake gave his name to it. I doubt we’ll ever know.

The Ullswater Steamer sets off from the little village of Glenridding (where we departed for Helvellyn in my previous post) and travels the length of the lake and back, well worth the trip – although it was quite breezy on the lake and you need to dress up warm.

Certainly one to recommend!

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