Make the most out of your trip to Ulverston. There’s a variety of things to do. Here’s a selection of our favourite activities for you to try out during your stay.
Three Peaks Challenge - Scafell Pike
Wasdale is 'Britain's Favourite View', the birthplace of British mountaineering, an iconic farmed landscape and a popular gateway to England's highest mountain Scafell Pike, part of the Three Peaks Challenge.
A 3.5km round trip summits the fell Orrest Head. The occasionally challenging route winds its way up through Elleray Wood, with 120m of ascent to take you to a high point of 238m where adventurers are rewarded with 360º views over Windermere and the central fells.
A 10.34 km walk from Cartmel Fell church via a scenic tarn to a wonderful Windermere viewpoint. One for the more experienced, with several climbs and descents, and significant road walking. Rocky ground in places, and livestock likely.
A family and dog friendly 4.8 km loop trail near Ulverston. A short but steep walk, taking approximately 1 h 25 min to complete. You'll be able to enjoy the local scenery and visit the historic monument to Sir. John Barrow on the top of Hoad Hill.
At the northern end of Windermere is the popular market town of Ambleside, perfectly located in the heart of the national park. Surrounded by majestic Lakeland fells. Now a major tourist spot with shops, restaurants, cinema.
The Medieval village of Cartmel has a rich heritage, and varied list of activities for visitors to partake in. Home of the popular racecourse, the famous sticky toffee pudding shop and l'enclume, a Michelin starred restaurant
A great trip for all the family, with trains running everyday 2nd April – 30th October 2022. Enjoy views from your carriage up to Lakeside; the southern tip of Lake Windermere. Then if you fancy, continue your journey aboard a Windermere Steamer to Bowness or Ambleside. The station welcomes dogs and they can even ride the train for FREE!
The largest natural lake in both the Lake District and in England, and is fed by numerous rivers. Windermere lake is 10.5 miles long, one mile wide and 220 feet deep. A great place for boating and water sports activities.
Have a go at navigating this 7 acre maze while completing the themed quiz. There are also lots of games and activities in the Fun Zone, with bouncy castles, trampolines, Go-Karts a giant sandpit and much more!
Home to over 1,000 of the rarest and most endangered animals. You can wander amongst kangaroos, wallabies, and emus as well as participating in unique animal feeding experiences or be a zookeeper for a day!
A farm located on the outskirts of Ulverston, offering delicious farm-made gelato ice cream, using milk from their pedigree holstein herd. They serve ice cream, ice bergers and coffees. Great for a little treat and short trip out.