The Ullswater valley is home to miles of bridleways, footpaths and cycle routes. Waterfoot Park is located on the Round the Lake footpath the Ullswater Way and approx. 4 miles from the Coast to Coast route that crosses the North of England. Ullswater is England’s second largest lake but regarded as the most beautiful and often compared to Lake Lucerne in Switzerland, its beauty has inspired poets and writes over the centuries and famous for the William Wordsworth daffodils that grow by the lakeshore in Glencoyne every Spring and the legends of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table ! For those with a love of the great outdoors, great adventures lie ahead. Cruises with Ullswater Steamers link famous walking routes to four piers just ten minutes’ walk from the Park entrance. There are many outdoor activity providers in the area and nearby facilities, shops, pubs and heritage visitor attractions within easy reach. Waterfoot Park is in the Lake District National Park close to the borders of the Eden valley & Pennines, the perfect location for touring, wigwam and self-catering holidays.
The 20 mile Round the Lake footpath, the Ullswater Way goes through the Park so you can start your journey on foot or take a cruise from Pooley Bridge and connect to many of the famous and spectacular walking routes in the Ullswater valley. There are many walking routes to suit all ages and abilities from short lakeshore strolls to mountain hikes.
The off road cycle routes around Ullswater are medium to hard difficulty with steep climbs in places but with unrivalled views. Our location is perfect for cycling holidays with the Eden valley and the Lakes & Dales loop on our doorstep. In September we welcome the Lake District stages of the Tour of Britain.
Waterfoot Park is just ten minutes from the main pier at Pooley Bridge on Ullswater. There are a wide range of cruises options on Ullswater and other hands on water based activities providers in the local area, activities suitable for all abilities with a wide range of water based activities on offer such as sailing, canoeing and paddle boarding.
The local area is renowned for its cultural and heritage links from the myths and legends of King Arthur to the Himalayan Blue Poppies of Dalemain and the cruises that have plied England’s most beautiful lake since 1855. Find out more about our local history and heritage.