Safer Lakes.

Please help protect our communities, observe social distancing and stay safe.

We look forward to welcoming visitors back to the Lake District. We are working with our local partners to put measures in place that will help keep people safe.

Check car parks and toilets across the Lake District National Park

Our page has a message from our Chief Executive, how the latest coronavirus rules apply across the National Park, updates on our attractions and services, and how you can contact us.

Ullswater Steamers copyright Dave Willis

Ullswater Information Centre

The Lake District National Park's Information Centre in Glenridding, has local products, guides and advice from our friendly team on the local area around Ullswater and the rest of the Lake District National Park.

Opening times

  • April to October: 9.30am to 5.30pm 7 days a week.
  • November to March: 9.30am to 3.30pm on Saturdays and Sundays only.

Find us

Beckside Car Park, Glenridding, CA11 0PD

Telephone: 0845 901 0845

We're next to the large visitor car park in Glenridding, on the West shore of the lake.

Bus route 508 operated by Stagecoach, runs from Penrith so connections at the rail station to Pooley Bridge, Glenridding and Patterdale all year round, extending over Kirkstone Pass to Windermere and Bowness in summer. The bus stop is in the car park, just 100 yards from the information centre.

Ullswater Steamers run the scenic length of the lake from Pooley Bridge to Glenridding Pier (which is just 100m from the information centre) all year round, with drop-off points at How Town and Aira Force.

Glenridding map

What's on offer

  • Free WiFi
  • Information on national and local attractions
  • Route finding advice for road, rail or bus
  • Advice on walking and cycling
  • Maps, books, touring and walking guides for sale
  • A range of gifts and souvenirs
  • A full programme of events and guided walks

Lake District National Park Water Bottles