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.
Dalemain Mansion & Historic Gardens
Quirky ‘Experience days’, mostly for adults at Greystoke Cycle Cafe Tea Garden, just 5 miles north of Ullswater
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.
Outdoor Adventures around Ullswater
The most famous of the Lake District waterfalls
Local area information point and gift shop for Ullswater ‘Steamers’ selling a wide range of quality Lakeland gifts, souvenirs and ‘Steamer’ tickets
Open 7 days a week, carrying over 100 different gins, 70 Cumbrian real ales, a plethora of Cumbrian spirits and liqueurs, and an eclectic mix of food, drink and outdoor clothing, there really is something for everyone.
The Friends of the Ullswater Way are a local group whose aim is to celebrate all that makes the Ullswater Valley special
We have a strong and highly respected reputation in the fields of fell running, adventure racing, coaching and mountaincraft.
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