You can hire rowing boats, sailing boats, motor boats, canoes mountain bikes and even tennis courts locally too! There are swimming pools at Penrith and Troutbeck (nr Ambleside), and a Leisure Pool at Keswick if you’d prefer. Guided walks are also available from the Tourist Information Centre & the “Steamer” piers on certain dates. Local lass Hazel Bell offers lovely relaxing holistic treatments at very reasonable rates, the perfect holiday treat for you or your loved ones (facials, massages, spa treatments etc). Here is a list of useful local links:
Ullswater Tourist Information Centre www.lake-district.gov.uk 017684 82414
Glenridding Sailing Centre www.lakesail.co.uk 017684 82541
Glenridding Walking Guide (aka Steve) www.glenriddingguides.com 07762 637930
Park Foot Trekking Centre www.parkfootullswater.co.uk 017684 86696
National Park Guided Walks www.lake-district.gov.uk  or via Ullswater TIC 017684 82414
Reach Beyond Adventure http://reachbeyondadventure.co.uk  017684 83867
St.Patrick’s Boat & Bike Hire http://www.stpatricksboatlandings.co.uk  017684 82393
Community Development Centre www.patterdale.org
Ullswater Association www.ullswater.com
Nurture Lakeland www.ourstolookafter.co.uk
Natural at Heart – Holistic Relaxation in the Lake District http://www.naturalatheart.co.uk
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RB1540 LDNPA Ullswater bus route Download Leaflet