A Tour of the English Lakes
U1. View from the upper end of Ullswater
Gray's Journal Entry: ‘Ullswater lies to the east of Derwentwater and to the north of Winandermere [Windermere]. It is in size one of the most considerable of the lakes, being in length about eight miles, though its greatest breadth does not exceed one. Its direction like that of all the others is north and south. In point of beauty it is by many thought not inferior to any of them. In one respect it certainly has the superiority, viz. in affording the greatest variety. This advantage it derives from its shape, which nearly resembles that of the letter Z, but without its angular sharpness. It is of course separated into three different reaches, winding at every turn round some bold projection of the surrounding mountains. This plate presents a prospect of the upper division looking down the lake, as viewed from the skirts of Martindale-Fell. The rivulet which serpentizes through the meadows is called Goldrill-beck, and is one of the principal feeders of the lake; it descends from Kirkston-fell, which forms the barrier between Windermere and Ullswater. This is the only division of the lake which is adorned with islands.’
Farington's Art
Watercolour and Engraving: From the upper end of Ullswater looking north down the lake.
Pixel View
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Location Hint: Find this view on the slopes of Martindale Fell, but don’t concentrate on the foreground – it could have been added to frame the view.
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