Outdoor activities

Whether you’re a novice or more experienced in outdoor adventure there are a range of outdoor activities to get involved in. From sailing and canoeing on the lake, taking a pony ride across the fells, rock climbing, or abseiling down a cliff there is no time to get bored!

Ullswater boasts some of the most beautiful walks around the Lake District, with many Wainright fells to conquer; including England’s highest peak Scafell Pike. Take in the breathtaking scenery, rugged, rural landscape and cascading waterfalls en route.

Ullswater is the hidden gem, off the beaten track and you’ll find some of the most exhilarating and thrilling outdoor activities in the Lake District to get involved in. There really is something for everyone from families who love to explore, to thrill seeking daredevils!

Ullswater Sailing School
Ullswater Yacht Club, Howtown Road, Pooley Bridge, Penrith
CA10 2NA
01768 807450
An RYA Training Centre run by Ullswater Yacht Club offering learn-to-sail courses and taster sessions for all.
Rookin House
Rookin House Farm, Troutbeck, Ullswater,
Penrith,
Cumbria,
Lake District
CA11 0SS
017684 83561
Equestrian and Activity Centre in Cumbria – The Lake District
Mountain Rat Adventures
Bleak House, Main Street, Shap, Cumbria
CA10 3LZ
07576 373641
Canyoning and Ghill Scrambling experiences throughout the Lake District.
Distant Horizons
Leeming Farm, Watermillock
CA11 0JJ
017684 86465
Adventurous outdoor activities based in the heart of Ullswater
Ullswater Yacht Club
Howtown Road, Pooley Bridge, Penrith
CA10 2NA
01768 807450
A family-friendly sailing club on beautiful Ullswater with something for everyone. Learn to sail at our Ullswater Sailing School
Hiking Highs
Unit 1, Glenridding Tourist Information
Glenridding
CA11 0PD
07976 949488
Hiking Highs offers – private walk guiding for the fells and mountains throughout the Lake District, alongside guided walking holidays and navigation tuition. Based in the heart of the Ullswater Valley.
Angle Tarn Ghyll
Eden Outdoor Adventures 3 Currah Close, Ousby, Penrith
CA10 1AP
07525 653099
Ghyll scrambling, kayaking, canoeing, rock climbing and guided summer and winter walking
Friends of the Ullswater Way
01931 712 174
The Friends of the Ullswater Way are a local group whose aim is to celebrate all that makes the Ullswater Valley special
Arragons Cycle Hire
Lowther Castle
Penrith
Cumbria
CA10 2HH
01768 890344
Arragons Cycle Hire – offering Cycle Hire from the beautiful surroundings of Lowther Castle

 Ullswater Association Membership Price List 2020/21

Category 1CostNotes
Bed & Breakfast£125 
Self-Catering£125Up to 6 units
Eating Out£125 
Shopping£125 
Attractions (Small)£1250-20,000 visitors
Activities & Things to do£125 
   
Additional listing under another category for other activity at the same site.£50If your main business is B&B but you offer evening meals, you can be listed under 'Places to Eat' by taking an additional listing.
   
Category 2 Price includes one free additional listing under another category for other activity at the same site.
Hotels£275 
Self-Catering£2757+ units
Attractions (Large)£27520,000+ visitors
Camping, Caravanning & Glamping£275Campsites offering more than just tent pitches

Membership of the Ullswater Association gives you:

  • Listing and images on ullswater.com
  • Listing in the Visit Ullswater leaflet with local, regional, national and international distribution
  • Quarterly member meetings
  • Annual familiarisation trips
  • Dedicated marketing support focussed on raising both members’ profiles and the profile of the area as a whole
  • Dedicated administration support for the association
  • Representation of the association within regional tourism organisations
  • Unlimited press release distribution
  • Social media activity
  • Blog sharing
  • Photography library
  • Ad hoc Marketing and PR advice

All this for less than a decent size ad in the local newspaper!