There is a fantastic range of events that take place in and around Ullswater each year that celebrate the rich diversity, local history, culture and beauty of the area. Highlights include the world famous Marmalade Festival, the popular Winter Droving, Ullswater Walking Festival or Ullswater’s very own Daff Fest. Or perhaps one of the many sporting events, such as the Ullswater Triathlon or the Epic Lakes Swim is more your cup of tea?

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Learn to Nordic Walk for the Fells

10th January @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm


This course consists of 1 session, of 3 hours to master all the techniques…. learn the fundamentals of the Nordic Walking technique. Gaining forward propulsion from the poles by engaging the correct upper body muscles, understanding correct gait and co-ordination. Basic, Hills & Speed and also cover moving over rougher ground, typical to the Lake District.

Benefits of Nordic walking:
Enhances your cardiovascular and aerobic fitness levels
Reduces pressure off lower limb joints by 40%
Uses 40% more calories than normal walking is a big incentive for most too!
Strengthen back, core and pelvic floor muscles
Loosening back and shoulder muscles, which appeals to those working at a desk…
All-in-all a win win for exercising outdoors!

Our qualified Nordic Walking Instructor, Mountain Leader & Navigation Coach, Nicky Sproson lives in the heart of the Ullswater Valley and enjoys inspiring those wishing to exercise outdoors, and increase their ’Skills for Hills’! Bur dont be put off, Nordic Walking can be for everyone and our courses are tailored to all those joining us on the day, being suitable for all ages and fitness levels, the course is not about the actual walk, but to learn new skills with the use of Nordic Walking poles.

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Phone Number:
07976 949488
Course Times: 10am-2pm

Course cost: £35

We also offer private tuition at £20 per hour, or £15 per hour per person for 2 people.
We can also set up a course to suit you and your friends if our course dates for 2022 dont work with your holiday dates, just get in touch.


10th January
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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07976 949488


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3 Greenside Road
Glenridding, Cumbria CA11 0PA United Kingdom
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 Ullswater Association Membership Price List 2020/21

Category 1CostNotes
Bed & Breakfast£125 
Self-Catering£125Up to 6 units
Eating Out£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.
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
  • 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!