Great days out near Ullswater

Days out

Step into Ullswater...

And be prepared to be swept away by the beauty of this magical place. Whatever the season, nature takes centre stage and puts on a spectacular performance. With towering Lakeland fells that are reflected in the tranquil waters of the lake, and a network of hiking trails offering dramatic views at every turn, it’s no wonder Ullswater is irresistible to hikers, water enthusiasts, picnic afficionados, and cyclists. A day out in Ullswater promises to be truly special.

Best for dog-friendly

For those all-important walkies, Waterfoot is the ideal base for walking enthusiasts of the two and four leg kind. The famous Ullswater Way - a spectacular 20 mile walking route that circumnavigates the lake – meanders through the park and, fear not, can easily be walked in sections using the Ullswater 'Steamers' which welcome dogs. There are plenty of lakeside strolls where paws can splash in water, as well as fellside climbs that are puptastic for energetic hounds. And when it’s time to put both feet and paws up, unwind in one of the many eateries.

Fun for all the family

Family holidays in the Lake District should be overloaded with fun! Packed with adventures that everyone will want to tell their friends about. Whether you have little minds yearning for discovery, teenagers looking to conquer the world, or parents looking for some peace and quiet, there's an abundance of activities that will have everyone grinning from ear-to-ear. Come rain or shine, no matter what you choose to do, you'll all have the time of your lives.

Where to stay

Lady of the Lake

Dog-friendly, 2 bedroom

This charming, two-bedroom cottage features its own patio and is packed full of character.

Captain's Cottage

Dog-friendly, 3 bedrooms

Our dog-friendly Captain's Cottage is just a short walk from Waterfoot Park in the nearby Lakeland village, Pooley Bridge

Glamping Pods

Heated, sleeps up to four

Our heated glamping pods combine the adventure of the outdoors with all the home comforts you’ll need for a short stay in the Lakes.


Sleeps six, dog-friendly options available

Our S-Pod sleeps up to 6 people and have everything you and the whole family could need for a short break in the Lake District.

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