Things to see & do

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Have an adventure

We’ve worked out the 50 best things to do before you’re 11¾. Here's our top five:

  • Climb a tree
  • Roll down a really big hill
  • Make a trail with sticks
  • Play pooh sticks
  • Build a den

Fancy a walk?

There is nothing better than a bracing winter walk in the Lake District fells.

There are so many great walks to do in Ullswater that there's no way we could tell you about them all, but here are some of our favourites.

Don't miss

  • Pack up a picnic and head to Aira Force for an outdoor feast
  • Relax and unwind - enjoy a gentle 2 mile stroll around Brotherswater
  • Head for the hills and take in stunning views from Gowbarrow summit
  • Why not explore by water, bring your canoe and get paddling
  • Have a pebble skimming competition at Aira Green beach
  • Take cover in our willow hide and try to spot a cheeky red squirrel
  • Feel the mist of Aira Force on your face after heavy rain

The wetter the better

It may not come as a surprise to you that occasionally it rains in the Lakes. But don't let that dampen your spirits, just head to Aira Force where wetter definitely is better.

Don't believe us? Check out this video of the falls in full force after a spate of rain.

Look out for...

Weird and wonderful Silver Birch

Wander through Glenamara Park where the land is grazed by cows so trees can grow big and old.

Look out for the veteran birch that have grown into intriguing shapes.

Where next?

After you’ve been to Aira Force, explore the rest of the Lakes

You could;

  • Head north to explore Acorn Bank garden near Penrith
  • Visit Townend, our traditional farmhouse in Troutbeck
  • Marvel at the tallest grand fir in England at Skelghyll Woods


Experience the Lakes

Keen to get outdoors but not sure where, when or how?

We love the places we work in within the Lake District and have plenty of ideas for fun and adventure in our valleys, lakes, hills and mountains.