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. 

NOT TO BE MISSED! Ten Thousand Ceramic Daffodils at Lowther Castle

The display of Ten Thousand Daffodils is now open at Lowther Castle and will continue until 24 June. It is nestled in a beautiful location in the Lowther Castle gardens. The inspiration came from Helen Holland, who gave the April Ullswater Evening Talk Dancing with the Daffodils - the crafting of an extraordinary community artwork

The daffodils are now for sale to raise money for 6 charities, one of which, we are honoured to say, is Friends of the Ullswater Way.  You can buy the daffodils here and they are going fast!

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)

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. 

The next talk is at 7.30pm on June 1st

at Glenridding Village Hall and by ZOOM

River Restoration Across the Ages 

- in the Ullswater Valley and Beyond

by Lev Dahl

River Restoration Manager

Eden Rivers Trust

Winter kayaking on the Ullswater Water Way

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