• Damson Dene Hotel
    Near Bowness-on-Windermere
  • Riverside Hotel
    Located in Kendal town centre
  • Newby Bridge Hotel
    Overlooking Lake Windermere
  • Cuckoo Brow Inn
    Close to Lake Windermere
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The Ullswater Way hike is a 20 mile walking route, which circles Ullswater aimed at encouraging walkers to enjoy the valley, appreciate the spectacular scenery and support local businesses.


Meet Yvonne

Meet Yvonne (and Scruffie!). They have worked at the front desk at the Newby Bridge Hotel for over 3 years. Originally from Germany, Yvonne has travelled quite a lot around Europe, has worked in Madrid for almost 10 years, as well as the Channel Islands, and is fluent in 3 languages! Yvonne can often be spotted around Newby Bridge throwing a ball to her beloved Scruffie (who she rescued from the Manchester Dog’s Home after their devastating fire almost 2 years ago).

"My favourite thing about working in the Lake District is its location. The Lake District is such a beautiful place to be. Being in the countryside with very little else around you is very peaceful and I think it definitely helps to keep everyone calm and centered. Mine and Scruffie’s favourite place to visit has to be Ullswater.  We do a hike called the Ullswater Way, which is a walking route around Ullswater, starting at Pooley Bridge, onto the gorgeous Aira Force waterfalls, into Glenridding and finally back to Pooley Bridge again! It’s a 21 mile hike, with extensive views over Ullswater. I would recommend anyone who would like to spend a day out on the fells, experience amazing views, then this is the hike for you! Luckily I have an extremely active dog, so I’ve no excuses for not getting out and about exploring everything there is to see and do in the Lakes, and with so many things to see and do, I have yet to accomplish them all”

The Ullswater Way is a new 20 mile long walking route which offers a circular path around the lake for the first time. The route can be walked in either direction and from any starting point. Take a look at our special 'Walking in the Lakes' offer if you'd like to give it a try yourself.

Ullswater Lake Hike

Ullswater Lake Hike

Lake Ullswater

Lake Ullswater

Scruffie's View from above

Scruffie's View from above

Scruffie at the Newby Bridge Hotel

Scruffie at the Newby Bridge Hotel

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  • Damson Dene Hotel - 015395 68676
  • Riverside Hotel - 01539 734861
  • Newby Bridge Hotel - 015395 31222
  • Cuckoo Brow - 015394 43425
  • Bay Villa - 015395 36793

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