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Friday 23rd June 2017


Quote:- 'Nature never did betray the heart that loved her.' (William Wordsworth, Lakeland poet)

Ullswater, Cumbria
(OS Grid Ref. NY407201 Nearest Post Code CA11 0JS)

Ullswater is the second largest lake in the Lake District at approximately 9 miles long and 3/4 mile wide. The lake was the setting for William Wordsworth's poem 'Daffodils'. Donald Campbell set the world water speed record on Ullswater in July 1955 in his jet-propelled hydroplane 'Bluebird K7'. Towns around the lake include Pooley Bridge and Glenridding, both badly affected by the 'Storm Desmond' floods in December 2015. Glenridding is especially popular with mountain walkers, who can scale England's third highest mountain (Helvellyn) from there. The area is also a stronghold of Britain's native red squirrels.

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MORE ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPH

Ullswater is the second largest lake in the Lake District at approximately 9 miles long and 3/4 mile wide. The lake was the setting for William Wordsworth's poem 'Daffodils'. Donald Campbell set the world water speed record on Ullswater in July 1955 in his jet-propelled hydroplane 'Bluebird K7'. Towns around the lake include Pooley Bridge and Glenridding, both badly affected by the 'Storm Desmond' floods in December 2015. Glenridding is especially popular with mountain walkers, who can scale England's third highest mountain (Helvellyn) from there. The area is also a stronghold of Britain's native red squirrels.

Two Interactive maps show the photo's location

Map 1 on the left uses Ordnance Survey data from OS OpenSpace. You can pan the map by dragging the map or zoom in / out by using the + or - buttons.


Map 2 - is a Google Map close up satellite view with the option to view in Google Street View. The 'push pin' indicates the photo's location.

(Many thanks to Stephanie, from Ohio, for giving me the inspiration to create this addition. I hope that it adds to your enjoyment of the page.)

More about Ullswater



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