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.
60th anniversary of Norman, Lord Birkett QC's eloquent speech to the House of Lords which scuppered plans by Manchester Corporation Waterworks to extract water from Ullswater and effectively turn it into a reservoir.
During lockdown we have been 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.