What to do
With its central location, Ullswater provides the perfect base for getting out and about and exploring. Whether you want to take in the breathtaking views from some of the UK’s highest peaks, take a trip on the steamer across the lake, or abseil down a cliff there is something to keep everyone occupied.
The area boasts a range of unique visitor attractions and places to visit, as well as some fantastic independent shops. If relaxing and unwinding is your thing, then Ullswater provides unrivalled tranquillity; perfect for putting your feet up and escaping.
Open 7 days a week, carrying over 100 different gins, 70 Cumbrian real ales, a plethora of Cumbrian spirits and liqueurs, and an eclectic mix of food, drink and outdoor clothing, there really is something for everyone.
Local Arts, Crafts and Photographers
Local area information point and gift shop for Ullswater ‘Steamers’ selling a wide range of quality Lakeland gifts, souvenirs and ‘Steamer’ tickets
The most famous of the Lake District waterfalls
An exclusive range of Alpaca goods
Rod Ireland Photography provides a variety of workshops and tuition. As someone who lives and works in the Lake District, Rod (a qualified Mountain Leader) can help you get to the iconic locations you’ve heard of and the secret gems you haven’t.
We are a family run independent Outdoor Shop in the village of Glenridding in the Lake District. For 30 years we have been supplying outdoor clothing, equipment & footwear to people exploring the Lakeland Fells. We are also online at www.catstycam.com
Quirky ‘Experience days’, mostly for adults at Greystoke Cycle Cafe Tea Garden, just 5 miles north of Ullswater
An award winning Lake District attraction, providing lake cruises on England’s most beautiful lake.
Sharmans Store in Glenridding, Ullswater