Things To Do

In The Lake District

Ullswater is one of the northern lakes of Cumbria and widely regarded as one of the most beautiful and varied. It extends in three reaches for a total of nine miles, from Pooley Bridge to Glenridding, and the scenery changes from gentle river valley, woods and pastures in the north to the dramatic mountain scenery of Kirkstone Pass in the south.

For walkers, cyclists and tourists, Ullswater Holiday Park is well placed for exploring the Lake District National Park and most of Cumbria.

The Park backs on to the fells, with the Helvellyn range, Raise and the Dodds behind us and the High Street Ridge and Howtown across the lake. These fells offer walkers plenty of choice, from strenuous climbs to lakeside rambles, and Wainwright’s Northern and Eastern Fells are just a short drive away.

There are also plenty of facilities locally for adventures such as horse riding, GPS navigation training and quad bike trekking as well as gentler pursuits like golf, tennis and bowls.


The regular Ullswater Steamers make access to other points on the lake much easier. These boats carry passengers between Glenridding, Pooley Bridge and Howtown throughout the year and the service opens up even more walks as well as some of the best views of the Lake. The staff in local outdoor shops and information centres are always happy to advise on equipment, hill weather and suitable routes for all abilities – many businesses in the valley are run by members of our local Patterdale Mountain Rescue team.

The Lake District centres of Ambleside, Windermere, Keswick and Caldbeck are easy excursions from the Park and the winding roads will take you through remote villages as well as over exhilarating passes through the mountains.

The nearest market town is Penrith, just a 20-minute drive away, which has attractive and varied shops, a leisure centre with swimming pool, a museum, castle and numerous galleries and cafes.

The Ullswater Holiday Park is situated perfectly to enjoy camping in area of the Lake District, with quick access to Pooley Bridge, Penrith, Lake Ullswater and the surrounding areas.

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