Thing to do and see

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 Park Foot. Its new stainless steel 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.

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Testimonials

  • positive review  Beautiful!! favourite place!!

    Hannah Creighton Avatar Hannah Creighton
    29 March 2021

    positive review  Amazing place! so much to do for the family and the views are unreal! we've booked up again for May can't wait 🥰🥰

    Sarah Longstaff Avatar Sarah Longstaff
    1 March 2021

    positive review  Would recommend booking with no hassle of changing dates due to COVID-19. Management offered change of dates or full refund with no questions asked. Really good service. Roll on my next visit x

    Bezza Berry Avatar Bezza Berry
    9 January 2021
  • positive review  Great conker tree on site, and the food at the restaurant was excellent. Very close to the lake also, will definitely be back.

    John Lowrie Avatar John Lowrie
    31 October 2020

    positive review  I would absolutely recommend staying at the park it is amazing, very clean and tidy, staff are all so friendly and helpful and food in TJs restaurant was fantastic. We stayed in the Woodside Cottages and they are beautiful.

    Gayle Johnston Griffiths Avatar Gayle Johnston Griffiths
    17 October 2020

    positive review  We stay regularly, love the site , staff and amenities ⛺️😍

    Siobhan Porteous Avatar Siobhan Porteous
    9 October 2020
  • positive review  everything is excellent and great scenery

    Colin Darroch Avatar Colin Darroch
    8 October 2020

    positive review  this is a big site and as everything on it, the shop is well stocked and very good prices, the toilet shower blocks are very clean, the food in the restaurant is very nice

    Jo Dunn Avatar Jo Dunn
    29 September 2020

    positive review  Beautiful area and a fantastic Camp site we had a short but sweet weekend here and Will DEFIANTLY be booking again more than once for next year! Can’t wait to get back there!

    Christopher Bingham Avatar Christopher Bingham
    27 September 2020
  • positive review  We had the best 2 nights camping 🏕 such a lovely place! Loads to do. Restaurant was gorgeous food, horses treks Are amazing ☺️!! Views are lovely.

    Jessica Tyson Avatar Jessica Tyson
    27 September 2020

    positive review  every thing we needed nice n friendly.

    Don Galey Avatar Don Galey
    27 September 2020

    positive review  Wonderful wonderful place

    David Richards Avatar David Richards
    26 September 2020

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