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 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.
Dalemain Mansion & Historic Gardens
Hairdressing & Beauty Salon in Glenridding, 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.
Liz Dowding is a talented artist working in a wide range of media including pencil, watercolour and acrylic and loves to draw and paint scenes from around the Ullswater Valley.
Surrounding Haweswater Reservoir in the English Lake District, Haweswater reserve is a dramatic landscape of high fells, rushing rivers, heath, meadow, bog and woodland and home to a host of upland wildlife.
Carrying a wide range of outdoor clothing & accessories, alongside Lake District ice cream, Cumbrian coffee to go, gifts from the Lakes and dog accessories
Arragons Cycle Hire – offering Cycle Hire from the beautiful surroundings of Lowther Castle
Local post office and general store selling National lottery, logs, kindling, fresh local products, sweets, pop, camping equipment, gifts, clothing and so much more!
Physiotherapy & Sports Injuries Clinic in the Ullswater and Penrith area with a professional, caring and friendly approach