Parish Church of All Saints, Watermillock
 Watermillock shown within Cumbria
OS grid referenceNY445224
Civil parishMatterdale
Shire countyCumbria
RegionNorth West
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post town PENRITH
Postcode district CA11
Dialling code 017684
Police Cumbria
Fire Cumbria
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK ParliamentPenrith and The Border
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Coordinates: 54°35′38″N 2°51′32″W / 54.594°N 2.859°W / 54.594; -2.859

Watermillock is a village located on the western shore of Ullswater, in the English Lake District.

The settlement is popular with tourists, with several campsites and two hotels.[1][2] The village and outlying farms are widely scattered between the lake and Little Mell Fell. Much of the high ground around the village was once deer forest, popular with the local gentry for hunting. All Saints Church, Watermillock was built in 1881 of slate and red sandstone, replacing an earlier church at the site of what is now known as the Old Church Hotel. All the windows are memorials to various people, including Cecil Spring Rice and Stephen Spring Rice, who grew up in the village.

The village is accessed by the A592 road.[3] The Outward Bound Trust own the village manor next to the lake. The waterfall of Aira Force is situated to the west of the village.

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  1. Darwin Porter and Danforth Prince, Frommer's England 2010 (John Wiley & Sons, 19 Aug 2009), 650.
  2. Jules Brown, The Rough Guide to the Lake District (Rough Guides UK, 24 Jan 2013), 213.
  3. Darwin Porter and Danforth Prince, Frommer's England 2010 (John Wiley & Sons, 19 Aug 2009), 650.
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