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'Ullswater is the second largest lake in the English Lake District, being approximately 9 miles (14.5 kilometres) long and 0.75 miles (1,200 metres) wide with an average depth of around 200 feet (60 metres).

Many regard Ullswater as the most beautiful of the English lakes, it has been compared to Lake Lucerne in Switzerland.
It is a typical Lake District narrow "ribbon lake" formed after the last ice age when a glacier scooped out the valley floor, the deepened section filled with melt water when the glacier retreated, and it became a lake.
The surrounding mountains give Ullswater the shape of an elongated "Z" giving it three separate segments (or "reaches") that wend their way through the surrounding hills.

The origin of the name "Ullswater" is uncertain. Some say it comes from the name of a Nordic chief 'Ulf' who ruled over the area; however, there was a Saxon Lord of Greystoke called 'Ulphu's whose land bordered the lake. The lake may have been named Ulf's Water in honour of either of these or it may be named after the Norse god Ullr, also known as Ull.

The village of Glenridding, situated at the southern end of the lake, is popular with tourists of all kinds but especially mountain walkers who can scale England's third highest mountain, Helvellyn, and many other challenging peaks from there.
The village has ample accommodation including two Youth Hostels and camp sites. The village of Pooley Bridge is at the northern extremity of the lake.
Its narrow 16th-century bridge straddles the River Eamont as it flows out of Ullswater, it is overlooked by Dunmallard Hill which was the site of an Iron Age fort.
For much of its length Ullswater forms the border between the traditional counties of Cumberland and Westmorland'.

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