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.
We have a strong and highly respected reputation in the fields of fell running, adventure racing, coaching and mountaincraft.
The Friends of the Ullswater Way are a local group whose aim is to celebrate all that makes the Ullswater Valley special
Take a stroll through our beautiful gardens of Askham Hall with views of the River Lowther, visit our animals and enjoy something delicious in our Kitchen Garden Café.
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
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.
Local Arts, Crafts and Photographers
Lake District Gyroplanes is based at it’s own airstrip at Berrier just a couple of miles to the north of Ullswater.
Canyoning and Ghill Scrambling experiences throughout the Lake District.
Outdoor Adventures around Ullswater
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.