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.



The Alpaca Clothing Co.
Stainton, Penrith, Cumbria
CA11 0ES
01768 891440
An exclusive range of Alpaca goods
Glenridding Gallery
Glenridding, Penrith, Cumbria
CA11 0PA
07736814128
Local Arts, Crafts and Photographers
Eden Outdoor Adventures
Eden Outdoor Adventures 3 Currah Close, Ousby, Penrith
CA10 1AP
01768 881386 or 07525 653099
Outdoor Adventures around Ullswater
Catstycam The Outdoor Shop
Glenridding, Penrith, Cumbria
CA11 0PA
017684 82351
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
Mountain Rat Adventures
Tigh Na Burn, Brackenber Lodge, Shap, Cumbria
CA10 3QB
07576 373641
Canyoning and Ghill Scrambling experiences throughout the Lake District.
Luiza Hairdressing & Beauty
Luiza Hairdressing & Beauty
Glenridding Gallery
Glenridding by Ullswater
Cumbria
CA11 0PA
07778501546
Hairdressing & Beauty Salon in Glenridding, Ullswater
Dalemain Mansion and Historic Gardens
Dalemain, Penrith, Cumbria
CA11 0HB
017684 86450
Dalemain Mansion & Historic Gardens
Quirky Workshops
Greystoke, Penrith.
CA11 0UT
017684 83984
Quirky ‘Experience days’, mostly for adults at Greystoke Cycle Cafe Tea Garden, just 5 miles north of Ullswater
Rheged
Redhills, Penrith
CA11 0DQ
01768 868000
The Rheged Centre, Penrith, is at the northern gateway to the English Lake District, has a vibrant arts and family events programme and welcomes 450,000 visitors every year. In addition to the award winning Gallery, giant cinema, indoor and outdoor play and pottery and block printing workshop, you will also find individual shops selling children’s books and toys, outdoor gear and gadgets, local food and drink in our Foodhall, niche skincare, quality clothing and British wool products all of which champion provenance, craftsmanship and design. Our cafes at Rheged which serve local seasonal produce. Rheged is a family business which is rooted in Cumbria and it’s also a building of architectural merit, with one of the largest grass roofs in the country.
Rod Ireland Photography
07982 421699
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.
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