This Tuesday 27th March, the beautiful Lake District sunshine and blue skies gave a warm welcome to HRH Prince of Wales, who arrived in the northern Lakes by train to celebrate the Lake District’s UNESCO World Heritage status. The Price was even able to shed his heavy Tweed overcoat for his day trip!
Here, we take a look at two of his stops, Derwent Water and Ullswater in the gloriously quiet North Lakes.
Conservation was a key factor in the Lake District winning World Heritage Status in 2017, and England’s largest National Park has had an important role historically in shaping a global conservation movement. One of the UK’s largest conservation charity, the National Trust was first established in 1985 and one of the founding member’s was Keswick local, Canon Hardwicke Rawnsley, vicar of nearby Low Wray Church.
The National Trust owned Crow Park is a shining example of the Lake’s commitment to preserving unique landscapes for future generations and Lakelovers are proud to be celebrating this.
As well as taking in the spectacular views from the shore of Derwent Water, looking relaxed and casual after shedding his heavy tweet overcoat thanks for the glorious Lake District spring weather, the Prince also found time to enjoy a jaunt with award-wining Lake District attraction Ullswater Steamers, and he even had a go at steering their flagship vessel, ‘Lady of the Lake’.
Derwent Water lies south of the northern capital of the Lake District, Keswick. This is one of the most dog friendly holiday destinations in the UK where there is little traffic, plenty of quiet country walks, not lots of crowds and welcoming, dog friendly cafes and shops in Keswick. Keswick is also a popular holiday destination for families, as you’ll find 3 public parks (Fitz Park, Crow Park and Hope Park) a great leisure pool, the award-winning Theatre By The Lake, Whinlatter Forest for cycling, Cat Bells for mountain bagging and excellent dining options.
On a warm and bright spring day this week, HRH Prince of Wales visited Crow Park in Keswick and on the shore of Derwent Water, where he unveiled a plaque officially marking the UNESCO World Heritage status of the Lake District.
Come and visit the plaque for yourself. We have family friendly, dog friendly and luxury holiday cottages in and around the tranquil setting that is Keswick and many a stroll away from the shores of Derwent Water.
Have a browse of our Derwent Water Cottages here or get in touch with our Keswick office on 017687 44122.
England’s second largest lake, Ullswater is often regarded as the most beautiful and we know that a peaceful glide with Ullswater Steamers is the ideal way to take in the stunning scenery. Taken from our Lakelovers Recommends list, don’t forget that buying a full ‘round the lake’ pass entitles you to receive a 50% off voucher to visit the sister attraction, Lakeside’s Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway, on another day.
Of course, a trip to Ullswater in spring would not be the same without a visit to the daffodils dancing on the breeze at Glencoyne Bay, which inspired one of William Wordsworth’s most famous poems ‘I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud’.
We have beautiful cottages around the shore of Ullswater, and close to the piers of Howtown, Pooley Bridge, Glenridding and Aira Force. The car-free eastern shore, between Howtown and Glenridding is a particular favourite of ours. You can now also follow daffodil way-marked path on the 20-mile Ullswater Way.
Browse our Ullswater Cottages for luxury holiday cottages in some of the most tranquil and picturesque villages in and around Ullswater.