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 11 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 a favourite day out.  The 8 mile walk is awesome and the route can be downloaded from our Local Walks page.

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?

No 3   Ullswater Steamers.   Jump off at Howtown and take the gorgeous walk back to Glenridding.  Dogs welcome.

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

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

No 6   Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) Ullswater is perfect for this fast growing sport and instruction is available with Ullswater Paddleboarding.

No 7   The Ullswater Way  A 22 mile walk around the most beautiful lake in the country.  You can tackle it in stages if the full walk isn’t for you.

No 8   Lowther Castle & Gardens.  An imposing ruin with an enormous children’s playground, a garden restoration project and lots of lovely cycle paths.

No 9   Open Water Swimming in Ullswater is available just 1.5 miles from us at Ullswater Swim Place.

No 10  Muncaster Castle is reinventing itself as a leading attraction in 2024. The birds of prey are truly amazing to see fly and the new Weapons Hall open in 2024 is great fun for all the family. Muncaster Castle          Combine with  Ravenglass railway

No11   A out in day in Keswick.  Great theatre, hungry ducks and lots of anorak shops!

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.

The Weapons Hall
The Weapons Hall
The Weapons Hall
Lowther Castle
Donald Campbell Bluebird
Daniel Holder - Peggy The Quiet Site Dog

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