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Glenridding Lake Ullswater

Glenridding Lake Ullswater : At the foot of Helvellyn

Glenridding Village

glenridding lake A quick glance of what's available in Glenridding Village:
    Walk from the door
    Steamer cruises
    Grocery / Newsagent / Hiking shop
    Cafe / Restaurant / Pubs that do meals

Camping & Alternative Camping at Pooley Bridge - Ullswater

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on the banks of the pretty lake of Ullswater have really just about thought of everything you could possibly wish for, for a fabulous camping holiday. Whether you want to bring your own tent, maybe your own tent but a pitch with an electricity point? Touring caravans, motor homes to self catering lodges.

The campsite has its own beach in addition and launch facilities; they have on site pony trekking, adventure playgrounds - two! Tennis courts, mountain bike hire addition to a club house with a pool table, table tennis, WiFi and Video Games plus of course fantastic scenery and walks from your tent door. If you fancy a complete break why not dine at their licensed bar and restaurant? Take aways are also available - even for breakfast! Full details of all their facilities can be found here.

David Bellamy approved - Waterfoot Park - Ullswater

A host of Daffodils Walk - 15th April 2017
In partnership with Dove Cottage and Wordsworth Museum

Places are limited on this walk so please arrive early to avoid disappointment

The day starts by taking the steamer from Glenridding to the legendary Aira Force waterfalls and to the site of Wordsworth's golden daffodils, before returning along the lake shore. A short summary of the day :

Starts from: Ullswater Information Centre, Glenridding at 09:40 am
Postcode: CA11 0PD
Price: Free, donations welcome. Special half price boat fare with this walk
Length: 6.0 Km, 3.7 miles
Highest point: 200 m, 656.00 ft
Duration: 4.0 hours
Grade: Easy plus
Grade description: A short walk on level ground going at a leisurely pace. Usually suitable for pushchairs (may need to lift over small obstructions). Just turn up: Arrive early to avoid disappointment.

Please read the full description of this event including advice on clothing and any cancellation here

Self Catering Cottages Glenridding

cottages glenridding

Self catering cottages in Glenridding are perfect for those who want to walk from the door of their cottage, without being remote. The Ullswater Steamer is a fabulous treat for all ages, not just for the kids and is a brilliant way to start or end your walk without having to use your car.

Read more about these self-catering cottages in Glenridding and surrounding villages.

Campsite Glenridding:

Walk straight from the tent door! Set at the foot of the fells of Helvellyn the Gillside Farm Campsite is well equipped with hot showers, dish washing facilities and a laundry.

Static Caravans are also available for hire. Read more here.

Glenridding Bunkhouse

Looking for a cross between camping and Youth Hostelling? Superbly located at the foot of Helvellyn is the Glenridding Bunk House. Twenty bunks in two rooms. 13+7. Basic Electric Kitchen. For more information and to check availability contact Gillside Bunkhouse directly.

Glenridding Walks

glenridding walksAs I'm sure you are aware, weather changes very rapidly in Cumbria. You can risk heat-stroke one day and high winds and torrential rain the next. Please play safe and check the noticeboard at the Glenridding tourist information office (just off the car-park) which displays an up-to-date local weather forecast.

Biggies : Helvellyn - Striding Edge - Swirral Edge

Staying in Glenridding allows you to get an early start to tackle one of Cumbria's loved mountain ranges and hopefully beat the crowds.

Mediums : Glenridding Dodd : Sheffield Pike

A short steep pull will find you at the top of one of the nobbly hillocks such as Glenridding Dodd and Sheffield Pike. The views from which are tremendous and perfect for those who want a shorter walk but still want to feel that they have stretched their calf muscles. Why not plan to get to the top in time to see the sunrise or for a family picnic? During the summer months it is possible to take the Ullswater lake steamer to Howtown and then make your way back to Glenridding over the fells.

Gentle strolls

Glenridding Lake WalksIf you are looking to soak in the scenry without taking to the hills then Glenridding and Lake Ullswater may just be your perfect location. Stroll just past the boundary of Glenridding in the direction of Penrith and you will find several benches dotted along the shoreline overlooking Lake Ullswater. For a longer walk, without too much climbing, why not combine a cruise on the majestic Ullswater Steamer to Howtown and then follow the shoreline path back to Glenridding. The choices are endless.

There are several benches strategically placed along the side of Ullswater, perfect for those who want to enjoy the view...a great place to picnic or enjoy the evening sun.

Dalemain River Walk with Afternoon Tea

Just north of Pooley Bridge - so for this one you will need your car. You will find the lovely Dalemain Country House which is becoming quite famous for its Marmalade Awards has been in the McCosh family for eleven generations. Dalemain historic gardens also won the prestigious 2013 Garden of the Year Award. The house and gardens are open Sun - Thurs for which there is a charge. However, the car park is free and entry to the Tea Room is available without having to purchase a house or garden ticket. This gives the perfect opportunity for a leisurely walk along the river bank followed by afternoon tea at Dalemain Mansion. The tea rooms are open from 10.30 am until 5pm (4pm in October) throughout the season - do check current dates/times here Just south of
Glenridding Sailing Club : CAMPING

Glenridding Pubs

The Travellers Rest - Glenridding

18th century inn some outdoor tables. Traditional pub food with a walkers bar atmosphere. Huge portions - the fish and chips are fab!

The White Lion Inn - Patterdale

If you are staying south of Glenridding or don't mind hopping in your car; the White Lion Inn at Patterdale, has a good reputation for sizzling steaks and real ales and is steeped in history.

Ullswater Restaurants

Fellbites - Glenridding

Delightful, food and good Coffee in Glenridding. This Ullswater restaurant is a cafe during the day, turned restaurant early evening.
ullswater restaurants ullswater restaurants Opening hours
Friday - Tuesday
11am until 6pm
Re-opens 6.30pm until last orders at 8.45pm (for evening meals)

Wednesday and Thursday
11am until 6pm

Literally just steps from the Glenridding village car park, Fellbites is one of Glenridding's best kept secrets. The mouthwatering dishes, are often sourced from local produce and can be accompanied by a glass of wine, or a Jennings or Coniston beer.
* Disabled Access to the front door
* Highchairs and baby changing facilities

Shops in Glenridding Village

As well as your daily the newsagents is a great place to buy the local paper - the Westmorland Gazette and Herald. Next door to the newsagents Sharmans Store is a gold mine selling everything from good bread from Bells bakery in Penrith and Cranstones Pies to Naan Breads and Mango Chutney Glenridding Walks

The Glenridding Mini-market does a fabulous trade in ice-creams - very welcome, as is the wall to sit on by the stream, very relaxing after the walk back from the fells.
For those last minute must-haves there is a Walking/Hiking shop which on a hot day does a roaring trade in Camel-Paks.

Leeming House Hotel Ullswater

Glenridding Lake Ullswater Hotel

With lawns stretching down to the edge of Lake Ullswater the Leeming House Hotel is a great place spot for afternoon tea on a glorious afternoon.

Glenridding Lake Ullswater Hotel

Guests staying at Leeming House can enjoy the Hotel's private fishing licence, or just enjoy the splendour of this 200 year old House, set in 22 acres. If you want to make a dramatic entrance to the hotel, then talk to staff their about use of the heli-pad.

Wondering what it costs? Check out today's best rates at the Leeming House Hotel.

Youth Hostels
Glenridding / Patterdale

Helvellyn - Youth Hostel
Helvellyn YHA
The Helvellyn Youth Hostel is 0.75 miles from the village of Glenridding. It is one of the YHA's more isolated hostels and is 900ft above sea level.
Ideally situated for walks up Helvellyn.

Patterdale Youth Hostel
Patterdale YHA The Patterdale Youth Hostel is set amongst stunning scenery and suitable for kids over 5. There is often impromptu music in the common room.

Aira Force Ullswater

Aira Force - Ullswater is literally just a few minutes drive out of Glenridding towards Penrith.

aira force ullswater

There is a large pay and display car park, public loos and during peak visiting times a tea room.

This is a very popular waterfall walk so if you want to avoid the crowds try to get there early. Alternatively why not enjoy as an after dinner walk on those days when the weather suddenly improves at the end of the day?

horse riding in lake district

Ride to the top of Helvellyn on horse back with experienced guides.

Read more here

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