Ullswater Heritage Knowledge Bank

Welcome to the Ullswater Heritage Knowledge Bank, a project of Friends of the Ullswater Way which celebrates the cultural and natural heritage of the Ullswater Valley. Since September 2020 this community-led project has been collecting stories, memories, photographs and articles which we hope will bring the rich heritage of the valley alive for both residents and visitors.

The project is still in its infancy but we hope you will enjoy exploring the contributions we have received so far. We also hope you will step forward with your own stories and memories. There is a form at the bottom of this page for doing so.

Our sincerest thanks go to all those who have contributed to the Heritage Knowledge Bank so far and to those who have supported the project in other ways.

We have made every attempt to verify the accuracy of the information, using recognised sources. However, if you find anything you consider to be inaccurate please let us know.



Art and Literature - being developed

Artists of the past

Joseph Farington

John Glover

Ann Macbeth

C. Whyte Potter

J.M.W. Turner

Alfred Wainwright

Joseph Wright of Derby

Writers of the past

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Kathleen Raine

Sir Cecil Spring Rice

Joseph Walker

Alfred Wainwright

William Wordsworth

Dorothy Wordsworth

Writers of today

Heritage Trails - being developed

Local Heritage Trails

Matterdale History Trail

Family Trails

Help build the Heritage Knowledge Bank

Send us an article for the Knowledge Bank

Have you a story to tell, a memory to share, or a topic you’d like included in the Knowledge Bank?

Please use this form to get in touch.

Send us your questions about the heritage of the Ullswater Valley

Seen something unusual? Curious about a place name/ Wondering about life in the Ullswater Valley - past or present? Please send us your questions and help us grow the Knowledge Bank

Please use this form to get in touch.