Skip to primary navigation Skip to content Skip to footer

Lake District Attractions

Things to do around Ullswater

The Lake District, Eden Valley & surrounding areas.

The Lake

Looking for a complete guide to the Lake District ?
Accommodation, attractions, pubs, walks, events and more.

Glenridding Sailing Centre

So much more than just a sailing centre.

Pete, Josh, Dave & others run the best place I’ve ever launched from.

Sailing tuition,boat storage, launching, hire, chatting & more.

Ullswater eBikes

Steve started this business up to allow people to explore more of the area around southern Ullswater in a very pleasant way.

That he is genuinely one of the nicest blokes you’ll ever meet is a bonus.

Wild Haweswater.

Red Squirrels, Badgers, Fell ponies & habitat restoration are just some of the things to see here.

Also two Golden Eagles and two White-tailed Eagles revisited Haweswater in Spring 2022.

Lee Schofield and his team over the fell from us are doing a fantastic job.

Cumbrian Heavy Horses

Clydesdales, Shires and Suffolk Punch Heavy Horses.

Owner Annie and her team would love for you to get in touch and chat about the options available to meet and maybe ride these beautiful animals.


I often ask the guests what else they’ve done in the Lakes and this is a very popular choice.

There are a few options to choose from. There is an ‘ Xtreme ‘ option,  ‘ Classic ‘, ‘ Climb the mine ‘ and more.




1863. Pooley Bridge restaurant with rooms.

Many people come to The Lake District for the food as well as the scenery. I ask the guests, more than they ask me, where to go. A very popular restaurant around Ullswater they’ve mentioned recently has been 1863 at Pooley Bridge.

Chestnut House

With around 400 different gins and an eclectic mix of wines, beers, spirits, food and drink, Chestnut House is fast becoming the place to shop in The Lakes.


Great name, great place. Just off J40 on your way to/from Ullswater. Fuel, shops, art, events, information, cafes, cinema. I use this place quite often and would recommend a visit.

Lake District National Park website

All things Lake District National Park.

Looking for Things to do, Places to go, Where to stay, Latest News ?

Information on Coniston, Windermere, Derwentwater, Grasmere and more.

Ullswater Steamers

Operating all year round, we very often see the Steamers out on the lake.

With the four piers of Glenridding, Aira Force, Howtown & Pooley Bridge, they are a great connection between walking points as well as being a very nice way to see Ullswater.

Basecamp North Lakes

155 acre site with cafe, farm shop and lots and lots of alpacas.

Home to Alpacaly Ever After, an award winning Social Enterprise that rescues and re-homes alpacas and llamas from all across the UK.

Meet, feed or even go for a walk alongside these beautiful animals.

Lake District Gyroplanes

Experience The Lakes from a whole new perspective with a gyroplane flight.

Dual controls mean, if you are happy to, that you can fly the aircraft, always with the instructor able to take over at any moment.

Roger offers lots of choice on how long you’d like to fly for from the base just north of Ullswater.