Chestnut House

What to do

With its central location, Ullswater provides the perfect base for getting out and about and exploring. Whether you want to take in the breathtaking views from some of the UK’s highest peaks, take a trip on the steamer across the lake, or abseil down a cliff there is something to keep everyone occupied.

The area boasts a range of unique visitor attractions and places to visit, as well as some fantastic independent shops. If relaxing and unwinding is your thing, then Ullswater provides unrivalled tranquillity; perfect for putting your feet up and escaping.



Chestnut House
Finkle St, Pooley Bridge, Penrith
CA10 2NW
017684 86444
Open 7 days a week, carrying over 100 different gins, 70 Cumbrian real ales, a plethora of Cumbrian spirits and liqueurs, and an eclectic mix of food, drink and outdoor clothing, there really is something for everyone.
Friends of the Ullswater Way
01931 712 174
The Friends of the Ullswater Way are a local group whose aim is to celebrate all that makes the Ullswater Valley special
Hiking Highs
Unit 1, Glenridding Tourist Information
Glenridding
CA11 0PD
07976 949488
Hiking Highs offers private walk guiding for the fells and mountains throughout the Lake District, alongside guided walking holidays and navigation tuition. Based in the heart of the Ullswater Valley.
Ullswater Sailing School
Ullswater Yacht Club, Howtown Road, Pooley Bridge, Penrith
CA10 2NA
01768 807450
An RYA Training Centre run by Ullswater Yacht Club offering learn-to-sail courses and taster sessions for all.
Arragons Cycle Hire
Lowther Castle
Penrith
Cumbria
CA10 2HH
01768 890344
Arragons Cycle Hire - offering Cycle Hire from the beautiful surroundings of Lowther Castle
Pooley Bridge Village Stores & Post Office
Pooley Bridge
Cumbria
CA10 2NP
017684 86168
Local post office and general store selling National lottery, logs, kindling, fresh local products, sweets, pop, camping equipment, gifts, clothing and so much more!
Ullswater ‘Steamers’ Gift Shop and Information Centre
The Square, Pooley Bridge, Cumbria, CA10 2NW
CA10 2NW
017684 86135
Local area information point and gift shop for Ullswater 'Steamers' selling a wide range of quality Lakeland gifts, souvenirs and 'Steamer' tickets.
Verey Books
Treetops, Pooley Bridge, Penrith
CA10 2NN
017684 86760
The Ullswater bookshop for curious minds...
Mountain Rat Adventures
Bleak House, Main Street, Shap, Cumbria
CA10 3LZ
07576 373641
Canyoning and Ghill Scrambling experiences throughout the Lake District.
Liz Dowding Artist
07885 729549
Liz Dowding is a talented artist working in a wide range of media including pencil, watercolour and acrylic and loves to draw and paint scenes from around the Ullswater Valley.

 Ullswater Association Membership Price List 2020/21

Category 1CostNotes
Bed & Breakfast£125 
Self-Catering£125Up to 6 units
Eating Out£125 
Shopping£125 
Attractions (Small)£1250-20,000 visitors
Activities & Things to do£125 
   
Additional listing under another category for other activity at the same site.£50If your main business is B&B but you offer evening meals, you can be listed under 'Places to Eat' by taking an additional listing.
   
Category 2 Price includes one free additional listing under another category for other activity at the same site.
Hotels£275 
Self-Catering£2757+ units
Attractions (Large)£27520,000+ visitors
Camping, Caravanning & Glamping£275Campsites offering more than just tent pitches

Membership of the Ullswater Association gives you:

  • Listing and images on ullswater.org
  • Listing in the Visit Ullswater leaflet with local, regional, national and international distribution
  • Quarterly member meetings
  • Annual familiarisation trips
  • Dedicated marketing support focussed on raising both members’ profiles and the profile of the area as a whole
  • Dedicated administration support for the association
  • Representation of the association within regional tourism organisations
  • Unlimited press release distribution
  • Social media activity
  • Blog sharing
  • Photography library
  • Ad hoc Marketing and PR advice

All this for less than a decent size ad in the local newspaper!