Great days out near Ullswater
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.
Stunning cruises connecting some of the most famous walking routes, including the Ullswater Way.
Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway
From the coast to the mountains, take a trip on one of the oldest and longest narrow gauge railways in England.
A tiny Lakeland shop in a 1630's school stocking gingerbread, rum butter, fudge and mint cake.
Whinlatter Forest Park
Explore by foot, bike, segway, and more in England's only true mountain forest
The Lakes Distillery
Enjoy a true taste of the Lake District with a pre-booked distillery tour, or just pop in to try their range or delicious drinks and take home a bottle (or two) for yourself!
Enjoy adventure and excitement with their range of outdoor activities including horse riding, quad biking, archery, and more
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.
Hire a canoe/kayak
Fresh air, spectacular scenery, the only thing missing is you!
Learn about the diverse ecology of the Lake District.
Go Ape Grizedale
Explore the forest canopy via a treetop rope course, not for the faint hearted!
Take a stroll
Thanks to the Ullswater 'Steamers' you can walk shorter legs of the Ullswater Way which is great when the kids are with you.
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.
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
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.