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Things to do around Ullswater

The Ullswater Way

The Ullswater way is a 20 mile route around the whole of Ullswater. With boat stops at various places and bus routes, you can do the whole route or walk shorter sections combined with a boat cruise.

Ullswater is a great place to enjoy yourself! Enjoy boating, horse riding and other exciting outdoor adventures.

On the water

Ullswater 'Steamers'

Ullswater Steamers

Sit back, relax and enjoy a lake cruise on one of England's most beautiful lakes.

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Outdoor activities


Glenridding and Pooley Bridge villages

The two main villages on Ullswater lake are Glenridding and Pooley Bridge. Both have a small number of shops which sell goods varying from food and drink to outdoor clothing. The Ullswater Information Centre at Glenridding also sells shop quality gifts.

Rheged Centre

The Rheged Centre (opens in new window), north of Ullswater, has a selection of shops.

Penrith town

Shops in this town include John Norris for fishing equipment and outdoor clothing, and The Toffee Shop which counts the Prince of Wales as a customer! There are also several supermarkets.

Walking and hiking

Take a look at our Walking and hiking around Ullswater page.

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Ullswater Information Centre in Glenridding

This page is brought to you by the staff of Ullswater Information Centre.

We can help you with booking accommodation, tickets or attractions. We are next to the car park in Glenridding - do pop in and take a look around Ullswater Information Centre.