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Our door to the great outdoors.

Outstanding in its beauty, discover the very best of Pooley Bridge’s charm, the quiet village setting and spectacular surrounding landscapes. Take to the water on a Ullswater steamer, walk the magnificent Ullswater Way or discover Lowther Castle. Enjoy the change of scenery and explore some of our favourite places and best things to do in the area.

**Bridge improvement work is due to start in September 2019. The Crown Inn, Pooley Bridge will remain open throughout the construction period. For updates find out more here.** 

The Ullswater Way

The Ullswater Way

A 20-mile walking loop around Ullswater that can be walked in either direction and from any starting point. Plan for a full walking day out as there’s plenty of on route stop-offs, sights and a generous amount of resting place to take in the impressive views. Be prepared with walking boots and all the necessary equipment for a successful walk. It's definitely the jewel in the crown route.

Ullswater Steamers

Ullswater Steamers

Cruise Ullswater's waters on an iconic steamer with 150 years of history. Working one of the largest heritage vessel fleets in the world the Ullswater Steamer company runs regular routes around the 8-mile serpentine course. Be ready for incredible vistas and stunning landscapes. Stops include; Pooley Bridge, Howtown and Glenridding.

Lowther Castle and Gardens

Lowther Castle and Gardens

Explore the historical site of Lowther Castle and uncover the stories from construction at the turn of the 19th century to demolition in 1957. Take in the remaining facade and outer walls before exploring the extensive gardens and grounds. Discover the orchard, rose garden and much more including the café for a well earnt rest.

Rheged Centre

Rheged Centre

The grass-roofed Lakeland Heritage Centre and Gallery, home of a former quarry, is the place to head to for the arts. Enjoy a programme including everything from children’s theatre and craft to opera, ballet and theatre streamed live. It’s also an excellent place for the kids with an outdoor play area and huge cinema designed for 3D movies.

Aira Force

Aira Force

Take in the magical Aira Force, which is one of the best sites around Ullswater. Admire the sheer size of the 65-foot waterfall. If you're super lucky, you might catch a glimmer of the elusive Aira Rainbow! A location where beauty and power collide. There’s also a network of trails from Ullswater's lakeshore to Gowbarrow summit that are worth exploring.

Dalemain House

Dalemain House

Explore this grade 1 listed country house and wander around the grand public rooms, including the Chinese Room with its original hand-painted wallpaper, furniture and fittings. Outside discover 5 acres of landscaped gardens and parkland, an abundance of rare plants and the Greek Fir, the biggest of its kind in the UK!

Glenridding

Glenridding

The place to get out on the water with activity centres providing a wide array of lake activities, for the ultimate lake experience. Whether, kayak or canoe, small sailing or motorboat, there’s plenty of options available to get out on Ullswater, pick up a new skill and explore the lake from a fantastic perspective. There’s something for everyone and great for a family day out.

Helvellyn

Helvellyn

The stand-out climb of the area is Helvellyn. The ascent via Striding Edge is truly spectacular with incredible vistas. Be prepared with walking boots and all the necessary equipment for a successful climb. Taking on any of the ridges is best done from late spring onwards when the rock is drier, and the weather is generally kinder.