Friends of the Ullswater Way 

Friends of the Ullswater Way celebrates the iconic landscape and the rich heritage of the Ullswater valley. We highlight its history and traditions, the people who live and work here and those who have been inspired by its beauty.  

Explore the Heritage Knowledge Bank. Be inspired by the Virtual Art Gallery  Take an Aerial Tour to locate points of interest.

Ullswater has long inspired many of our finest artists to set down their easels and take up their palettes and brushes.

The VIrtual Art Gallery brings together over 40 works of art from the 1700s to the present day. It provides a unique insight into Ullswater's evolving landscape of people and place.

Watch this Slideshow for an introduction to the Virtual Art Gallery. 

'The Story of Patterdale Hall'

Tim Taylor, Manager, Patterdale Hall

Thursday 2nd November, 7.30pm, 

at Glenridding Village Hall and on ZOOM 

All welcome to join

Free, but donations welcome

To register please write to Tim Clarke at, indicating whether you will be present at the hall or wish to follow on ZOOM.

Explore the 360 degree images. Click on the icons to find points of interest along the way. Check out the bottom menu for more options.

from Howtown (Hallin Fell)

New Ullswater Bus 

Connects holiday accommodation with Pooley Bridge, Howtown, Lowther Castle and Ullswater Steamers. This community initiative is being run as a pilot this year.  The QR Code has all you need to know. 

Why not take the minibus, leave the car at home and support the drive for more sustainable transport and reduced private vehicle traffic in the area. 

Our first project, the Ullswater Way Heritage Trail follows the 22 mile Ullswater Way footpath around the lake. The Heritage Trail consists of 12 installations, each created by a local artist. The installations are  designed to be in harmony with the natural surroundings. Each one celebrates a different aspect of the valley’s heritage. 

A walk with the treefold huggers

During lockdown we began gathering a treasure-trove of information about the Ullswater Valley. Memories, old photos, archives of the local history society, wildlife sightings, documents, paintings and so much more.  We extend a huge thank you to all our writers and photographers and to the community members who have shared their knowledge and their memories of life in the valley. 

Spotlights from the Heritage Knowledge Bank