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.
Lake District Gyroplanes is based at it’s own airstrip at Berrier just a couple of miles to the north of Ullswater.
We have a strong and highly respected reputation in the fields of fell running, adventure racing, coaching and mountaincraft.
The most famous of the Lake District waterfalls
Little can prepare you for the impact of seeing the ruins of Lowther Castle for the first time. The gardens are likewise stunning. The castle is the third building to inhabit the majestic site, while the gardens retain their original 17th century plan.
Equestrian and Activity Centre in Cumbria – The Lake District
The Royal at Dockray is a family run traditional country hotel offering the best of Cumbrian hospitality.
A family-friendly sailing club on beautiful Ullswater with something for everyone. Learn to sail at our Ullswater Sailing School
Adventurous outdoor activities based in the heart of Ullswater
Sharmans Store in Glenridding, Ullswater
The Friends of the Ullswater Way are a local group whose aim is to celebrate all that makes the Ullswater Valley special