The Ullswater valley is home to miles of bridleways, footpaths and cycle routes. Waterfoot Park is located on a round the lake footpath, 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. Ullswater's beauty has inspired writers and writes over the centuries and famous for the William Wordsworth daffodils that grow by the lakeshore in Glencoyne every Spring. The legends of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table also have historic ties to Ullswater! 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.
Our guests can now take to the skies with Virgin Air Balloon Flights and save £25 using code lakes25. With three stunning Cumbria launch sites to choose from – Witherslack (Lake Windermere), Kirkby Lonsdale and Dalemain (Ullswater) – see the beautiful sights of the Lakes from above on an unforgettable airborne adventure. Visit their website to buy your flight vouchers or to check availability in advance, call Virgin Balloon Flights’ customer service team on 01952 212750. Offer expires: 31st December 2019.
The 20 mile Round the Lake footpath, the Ullswater Way goes through the Park. 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.
Waterfoot Park is just ten minutes from the main pier at Pooley Bridge on Ullswater. There is a wide range of cruises options on Ullswater and other hands-on, water-based activities providers in the local area. There are activities suitable for all abilities on offer such as sailing, canoeing and paddle boarding.