Local Attractions

To take the guesswork out of planning your holiday with us we have compiled a list of ‘days out’ in order of popularity as rated by over 3500 of our previous guests.

You’re sure to find something for everyone, from awesome walks to all out adrenaline filled family fun days.

The Top 10 days out from The Quiet Site


No 1   The walk from The Quiet Site to Aira Force Waterfalls.  This day constantly tops the rankings for peoples favourite day out.  The 8 mile walk is awesome and the route can be downloaded from http://www.thequietsite.co.uk/area/walks/

No 2   The Quiet Bar.  Our on site bar is often referred to the best holiday park bar in Britain.. who are we to disagree? http://www.thequietsite.co.uk/bar

No 3   Ullswater Steamers.   Jump off at Howtown and take the gorgeous walk back to Glenridding.  Dogs welcome.                           www.ullswater-steamers.co.uk

No 4   Helvellyn was voted to be the nations favourite walk in 2018. While we agree this is a superb day out it only made it to No 4 on he Quiet Sites list..!

No 5   Blencathra  A superb high level walk and just 20 mins drive from The Quiet Site.

No 6   Stand Up Paddle boarding (SUP) Ullswater is perfect for this fast growing sport and instruction is available at http://www.ullswaterpaddleboarding.co.uk

No 7   The Ullswater Way  22 miles round the most beautiful lake in the country. http://www.ullswaterway.co.uk

No 8   Lowther Castle  An imposing ruin with an enormous children’s playground and lots of lovely cycle paths. http://www.lowthercastle.org

No 9   Open Water Swimming in Ullswater. Just 1.5 miles from us at Another Place. http://www.ullswaterswimplace.com/

No10   A out in day in Keswick.  Great theatre, hungry ducks and lots of anorak shops! http://www.keswick.org

Other attractions include:

Dalemain Country House
Tel: 017684 86450

Glenridding Sailing Centre                                                                                                                                                                                            This must be one of the best little sailing schools in the country.  They hire sailing dinghies, canoes,  sail boards etc. Very friendly staff.  All life jackets, wet suits etc provided.                                                                                                                                                               www.lakesail.co.uk

Pony Trekking
Tel: 017684 86696
Tel: 017688 63468
Tel: 017684 83561

Rookin House Activity Centre
Tel: 017684 83561

Tel: 01768 868000

Tel: 017684 84449

Larch Cottage
Tel: 01931 712404

Boat Hire
Tel: 017684 86800

Local Fishing

Fishing on Ullswater is covered by the national rod licence. These can be purchased from any post office.
River fishing requires an extra licence, available from Pooley Bridge Post Office, tel: 01768 486266.
Lowther Castle

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