Things to Do Around Ullswater

Things to do around Ullswater

Activities and things to do on and around Ullswater include a great choice of watersports. Ullswater is great for family activity holidays in the Lakes offering everything from great fishing, sailing and canoeing to beautiful lakeside walks around scenic wonders like the Aira Force Waterfalls. Boat trips on Lake Ullswater are available year round from Ullswater Steamers and there’s plenty of opportunity to hire boats from the many boatyards, outdoor activity centres, campsites and sailing centres situated around the lakeshore.

Visit the beautiful Dalemain Historic House and Garden around Ullswater or enjoy guided walks from Glenridding into the Eastern Fells. Easily reached off the M6 and the perfect gateway into the National Park, Ullswater is perfect for family friendly short breaks and holidays.

Ullswater Steamers Boat Trips

Famously one of England’s most beautiful lakes, Ullswater is nine miles long and flanked by the spectacular Far Eastern and Eastern Fells. Award winning attraction the Ullswater Steamers has long offered boat trips and cruises around the lake, and boat trips are a great way to move around, hopping off at your favourite walk or beauty spot. Ullswater Steamers boat trips which run regularly between Ullswater locations Glenridding, Pooley Bridge and Howtown (summer only for Howtown stop).

Attractions around Ullswater

Attractions around Ullswater include Dalemain Historic House and Gardens with on-site tearoom and numerous year round events and festivals. Dalemain is situated around 3 miles north of Pooley Bridge. Based around Ullswater you’re also within easy reach of The Rheged Centre offering a host of Lakeland craft shops, cafes, a giant 3D cinema and more events and activities for children.

Outdoor Activities around Ullswater

Ullswater is a great base for outdoor activity holidays in the Lake District, offering a range of outdoor activities and water sports perfect families, stag & hen parties, team building events and groups. Many outdoor activity centres in the Ullswater area offer group days out and adventure experiences on Lake Ullswater and around the Eastern and Northern Fells.

Water sports on Lake Ullswater are incredibly popular and include sailing, canoeing, windsurfing and kayaking. A choice of boatyards, sailing centres and outdoor activity centres around Ullswater offer boat hire, sailing courses and outdoor activities in the surrounding fells.

Tread in the footsteps of Wordsworth and enjoy scenic walks around Ullswater. Some of Wordsworth’s favourite Lakeland walks and beauty spots are here around Ullswater including the Aira Force Waterfalls and in the spring the daffodil adorned walk between Howtown and Glenridding along the shoreline. Book yourself on a guided walk, widely available in walker hotspots around the lake such as Glenridding, a popular starting point for Helvellyn walks.

Michelle is an experienced travel writer with iknow and has travelled extensively across the UK, Spain, Portugal and the USA. When she’s not busy writing for iknow she enjoys spending time touring museums and art galleries and seeking out the best independent shops in Manchester and Leeds.