Local Attractions

An ideal base to tour The English Lake District & The Eden Valley.

Many regard Ullswater as the most beautiful of the English Lakes. It is a typical Lake District narrow "ribbon lake" formed after the last ice age when a glacier scooped out the valley floor. The deepened section filled with meltwater when the glacier retreated and it became a lake.

The village of Pooley Bridge is at the northern extremity of the lake, just one mile from Parkfoot. Its narrow 16th century bridge straddles the River Eamont as it flows out of Ullswater. It is overlooked by Dunmallard Hill which was the site of an Iron Age fort. For much of its length Ullswater forms the border between the ancient counties of Cumberland and Westmorland.

The village of Glenridding, situated at the southern tip of the lake is popular with tourists of all kinds but particularly mountain walkers who use the village as a base to scale Helvellyn (England's 3rd highest peak) amongst other challenging ascents.

Ullswater's attractions include the steamers which offer day trips around the Lake calling at Pooley Bridge, Glenridding and Howtown.

Aira Force

Aira Force

Tumbling waterfall drops an impressive 65ft


Discover the most spectacular waterfall in the Lake District, set amongst enchanting woodland with wildlife all around.

Askham Outdoor Swimming Pool

Askham Outdoor Swimming Pool

Local Outdoor Swimming Pool

 

Two public heated pools, one for small people and the other a serious 20 metres long with a lifeguard on duty. The pools are surrounded by half an acre of green space bordered by trees, perfect for picnics. 

Lakeland Boat Hire

Lakeland Boat Hire

Weekends and School Holiday Fun For All


Situated at the Northern end of Lake Ullswater, Lakeland Boat Hire offers enjoyment for the whole family with a wide range of boats for hire. Well known to have the most breathtaking scenery, a trip on Lake Ullswater will be a day to remember.

Lowther Castle and Gardens

Lowther Castle and Gardens

Stunning Castle and Gardens


Lowther Castle & Gardens are open every day from 10 am to 3.30 pm (5.00 pm in summer) There are no keep off the grass rules here.  Lowther is a magical place for discovery and letting imaginations loose.  Magnificent Castle and Gardens hidden away for 70 years.

Penrith Leisure Centre

Penrith Leisure Centre

Penrith Leisure Centre

 

Facilities and activities include: 6 Court Indoor Sports Hall, 6 Rink Indoor Bowls Green, Sauna, Fitness Suite, 25m Swimming Pool, 13m Learner Swimming Pool, Climbing Wall, Cafe Bar and Group fitness classes.

Rheged

Rheged

Love Cumbria, Love Rheged!


What is Rheged? The four main things we pride ourselves on are being a destination for family, food, the outdoors and arts & culture.

Stay In The Lake District

Stay In The Lake District

Accommodation and Tourist Guide


Stayin.net provide accommodation and tourist guides for North York Moors, Lake District and Yorkshire Dales

The Dalemain Estate

The Dalemain Estate

Lake District Historic House and Gardens


Dalemain and its Lake District Gardens and much-loved family home is set against the grandeur and picturesque splendour of the Lakeland Fells and Parkland.

Ullswater

Ullswater

England’s most beautiful lake


The Ullswater valley has something to offer everyone, if you are looking for inspiring scenery to lift your spirits or simply want to relax in beautiful surroundings, it's all here, just for you.

Ullswater Sailing School

Ullswater Sailing School

Learn to sail at Ullswater Yacht Club

 

Where better to learn to sail? Courses to suit all, from complete beginners upwards: Sailing taster sessions, RYA Sailing courses for both adults and youngsters, RYA Power boat training and more

Ullswater Steamers

Ullswater Steamers

Award winning environmental accredited Lake District attraction


Originally working boats moving mail, workers and goods, there are now 4 steamboats plying the waters of Ullswater; "Raven", "Lady of the Lake", "Lady Dorothy" and "Lady Wakefield." Ask at Park Foot Reception for discount vouchers.

Walby Farm Park

Walby Farm Park

Family Fun Rain or Shine


Exciting outdoor play areas, Cumbria's largest indoor play area, lots of animal friends, including many rare breeds, there really is something for everyone! ‘Meet the Animals’, take a stroll along the farm’s nature trail or just relax in our Cafe.

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Facilities

  • Beach NearbyBeach
  • Cycle HireCycle Hire
  • Electric Hook-upElectric Hook-up
  • Free Wifi
  • Shop on SiteShop on Site
  • Golf Nearby - 6 milesGolf Nearby - 6 miles
  • Parking AvailableParking Available
  • SailingSailing
  • Club HouseClub House
  • Disabled AccessDisabled Access
  • Water PointsWater Points
  • Games RoomGames Room
  • Horse RidingHorse Riding
  • Telephone on SiteTelephone on Site
  • ShowersShowers
  • RestaurantRestaurant
  • Dogs WelcomeDogs Welcome
  • Fishing NearbyFishing
  • Gas Cylinder ExchangeGas Cylinder Exchange
  • LaundretteLaundrette
  • Play AreaPlay Area
  • Tennis NearbyTennis
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From me to you to say thank you for another amazing stay. PM me if you need a hard copy or some more doing!

Posted by Sean Tackleberry Dooley on Tuesday, 23 June 2015
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