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.
Adventurous outdoor activities based in the heart of Ullswater
The most famous of the Lake District waterfalls
Nordic Walking is a specific fitness technique and is not to be confused with trekking, hill walking or trail running as the poles are not planted in front of the walker/runner but in a specific way that increases the use of the upper body. It can be done by anybody, anywhere and does not require expensive equipment or clothing.
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.
Hairdressing & Beauty Salon in Glenridding, Ullswater
Set in a picturesque location on the shores of Ullswater, the Lakeland village of Glenridding was described by Wainwright as ‘The loveliest square mile in all of Lakeland’.
The Royal at Dockray is a family run traditional country hotel offering the best of Cumbrian hospitality.
Sharmans Store in Glenridding, Ullswater
Equestrian and Activity Centre in Cumbria – The Lake District
The Friends of the Ullswater Way are a local group whose aim is to celebrate all that makes the Ullswater Valley special