Family enjoying the Ullswater sunshine copyright Charlie Hedley

Good to know about Ullswater

Communications around Ullswater

Internet and WiFi hotspots

  • Computer access and WiFi at Kilners Coffee House, Glenridding Hotel
  • WiFi access at Ullswater Info Centre and Fellbites Cafe in  Glenridding

Local radio

  • BBC Radio Cumbria 95.6/96.1/104.1 FM
  • CFM Radio 96.4 102.2/.5 103.4 FM

Weather forecast

Check out the latest local weather at Weatherline (opens in new window).

From December to March, our Fell Top Assessors add their report on winter conditions on Helvellyn.

Post offices

  • Patterdale Post Office open Mon 8.30am to 5.30pm, Tues 8.30am to 3.30pm, Wed and Thurs 8.30 am to noon. Closed Fri Sat and Sun.
  • Glenridding Mobile Post Office Fridays 1.30pm to 1.50pm


Cash machines and cashback

  • Sharmans Store, Glenridding - opposite Glenridding Hotel
  • Ullswater Garage, Glenridding - cashback
  • Patterdale Post Office - cashback
  • Halifax 41/42, Middlegate, Penrith

Foreign Exchange

  • Post Office, Penrith Tel: 01768 862382
  • Thomas Cook, Middlegate, Penrith Tel: 0845 308 9496

Penrith banks

  • Barclays, Market Square, Penrith
  • HSBC, Market Square, Penrith
  • Lloyds, 5/6 King Street, Penrith
  • Nat West, 24/25 Devonshire Street, Penrith

Petrol station

  • Ullswater Garage, Brown Howe, Glenridding Tel: 017684 82008

Public transport

Pleae see Travel around Ullswater for more details.


  • M&A Private Hire,Glenridding Tel: 017684 82372



Glenridding Health Centre (opens in new window) Tel: 017684 82297

Out of hours - call will be diverted to the duty doctor.


  • Boots, Angel Square, Penrith Tel: 01768 862735
  • J. Cowper Ltd. 50 King Street, Penrith Tel: 01768 862063
  • Morrisons Pharmacy, Brunswick Road, Penrith, CA11 7JU Tel: 01768 867631
  • Co-op Pharmacy, 8 Middlegate, Penrith, CA11 7PG Tel: 01768 862695
  • Sainsburys Pharmacy Southern Road, Penrith CA11 7HA Tel: 01768 245808


Penrith Hospital: Minor injuries, open 24 hours, Bridge Lane, Penrith CA11 8JA Tel: 01768 245300

NHS Direct Tel: 0845 4647


  • Police: Call 999 emergencies or 101 for non-emergency calls. Nearest police station is Hunter Lane, Penrith Tel: 0845 3300247
  • Mountain Rescue - Call 999 and ask for Cumbria police. They will notify the Rescue Team.

Places of worship

  • St Patricks Church C of E Patterdale
  • Catholic Parish of St Catherine, Drovers Lane, Penrith



  • Rowcliffe House Crown Square, Penrith Tel: 01768 865661

Boarding kennels

  • Chatburn, Penrith 01931 712341

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Ullswater Information Centre in Glenridding

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