Helvellyn from Sharrow Bay
Sep 01
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February in Ullswater - Enjoy Lake District Life

Winter Wonderland continues here on Ullswater; ready for you to make the most of, whether you're out in our view or cosying up indoors and looking at it.

The big news for February is that Ullswater's own magnificent Helvellyn, England's 3rd highest mountain, was voted 'Britain's Best Walk', in an ITV poll of the UK's Top 100 Walks as voted for by the public. 

We've previously talked about pushing personal boundaries - and here's the perfect opportunity. It's one hell of a mountain, in many ways the most challenging of the top 3 in the Lakes with it's famous 'Edges'; there are easier ways up that circumvent them, (easier is relative here, just look at that magnificent lump of rock). One of the benefits of Ullswater is that if you have any self-doubts about your capabilities, or the weather is adverse, we heartily recommend you join a guided group led by experts, of which there are many to call upon.

Take advice from the Fell Top Assessors, and our Mountain Rescue Teams, (we're such a big valley we have more than one). http://mountainrescue.org.uk/safety-advice  The online forums for Mountaineering, Walking, and Mountain-biking all offer sentient advice too, for good reason.

So we return to our lower level famous walk - The Ullswater Way. The thick snow and ice favoured by the adventuresome, tends to be above 300m. The air can be crystal clear, rendering the huge vistas in minute detail, you don't have to be up in the snow to enjoy the beauty.

One thing we've particularly noticed lately is the amount of four legged friends that have joined their owners for a bit of skiing, (where public access permits). You don't get that in the Alps!

But Spring is definitley on its way, the Snowdrops are out now, Primroses are in bud, Daffodils are shooting upwards, and Catkins are fattening. The anticipation is at bursting point. 

Join us at Sharrow bay to experience real Lake District life.

Enjoy real lakeland life in Ullswater. If you're curious to see what else may be on locally, or county-wide, try the following information sites: http://www.visiteden.co.uk/what-s-on http://www.golakes.co.uk/things-to-do/whats-on.aspx http://www.lakedistrict.gov.uk/visiting/thingstodo