Drive 2 - Ullswater in Lake District

You cannot drive all the way round Ullswater, which makes the east shore more peaceful

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Start at Patterdale to Aira Force
Patterdale is at the Ullswater end of the Kirkstone Pass road. The main road then follows Ullswater, past Glenridding and Glencoyne to Aira Force. The car park for the falls is just beside the main road, and it is a short walk up to enjoy the beauty of the waterfall
Aira Force to Pooley Bridge
The road runs on from Aira Force, following the lake, though around Watermillock it does move inland. Turn off the main road to get to Pooley Bridge, a bustling little tourist town
Pooley Bridge to Howtown
To my mind the more pleasant shore of Ullswater. You get wonderful glimpses of the lake as you drive to Howtown
The Steamers come in to the pier here. You can take a round trip up the lake and back, or walk one way to Patterdale and steamer back. If you are thirsty there is a pub here too
Howtown to Martindale
The road past Howtown to Martindale is a dead end, but worth following. Climb steeply to Martindale and look around there.
You can go on to Sandwick, park the car and walk down to the lake.

Return back the way you came

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