Things to do
Things to Do in and Around Ullswater
We hope you enjoy your stay at Crookwath Cottage. There are plenty of things to do in and around Ullswater and the nearby Lake District.
Walk straight onto the fell from Crookwath Cottage and leave the car behind for a week! There are many walks from the doorstep including Helvellyn, the Dodds, Gowbarrow, Birket Fell and Lucy’s Wood. See our Walks Page for more details!
Gina is a local artist. Visit her studio just above the cottage. You can browse here work online: www.ginafarncombeartist.co.uk
Bike, Ride, Fish or Fly?
Fell horse riding and quad biking is available at Rookin House, only 2 miles from Crookwath Cottage. E-Bike hire: Bikes can be delivered to Crookwath ready for your arrival from www.ullswaterbikes.co.uk 07919 892139. Lake and river fishing can be arranged with Hemmingways 07771 763067. Or take a gyrocopter flight over the Lakes with www.lakedistricgyroplanes.co.uk. The take off point is only 3 miles from Crookwath and you will see it flying over Crookwath most sunny days.
Entertainment and Dining
The Theatre by the Lake offers great entertainment in Keswick throughout the year, including the Keswick Mountain Film Festival, the Book Festival, and the Jazz Festival. Or you could take a trip over the Kirkstone Pass to Zefferelli’s combined restaurant and multiplex cinemas.
Or feed the body with some of country’s best restaurants in the Ullswater area just a couple of miles away from Crookwath. Cumbria itself is now home to the largest number of Michelin starred restaurants outside London.
Eating Out Nearby
- Your nearest pub is the Royal Hotel in the village of Dockray, a couple of minutes in the car, or a 15-20 min walk on the footpath through Lucy’s Wood and down the road. Tel: +44 (0)17684-82356.
- The Mill Inn, Mungrisdale serves good food. About 10 mins in the car. Best to book ahead here. Tel: +44 (0)1768 779632.
- You can also get excellent food at the Horse & Farrier, Threlkeld. . About 10 mins in the car. Essential to book ahead. Tel: +44 (0)1768 779688.
- The Brackenrigg Inn, Watermillock overlooks Ullswater, and has great views! Good food and local beers with it’s own microbrewery. Again best to book. Tel: +44 (0)1768 486206.
|The Rheged Centre||Named after Cumbria’s Celtic Kingdom, Rheged is Europe’s largest grass covered building and a winner of the global “BA Tourism for Tomorrow Awards.” www.rheged.com 01768 868000|
|Best of Local Foods||Cranstons Food Hall in Penrith
Booths in Keswick or Penrith
|Hadrians Wall||Today the Wall is the starting point for so many holidays, and is internationally renowned as a World Heritage Site. The Wall is only part of the story. Since the Romans left, the area’s eventful history has been etched into the landscape, leaving a rich legacy to explore in these more settled times.|
|Welcome to Ullswater||Here you will find information on eating Walking and Attractions around Ullswater. www.ullswater.co.uk|
|Ullswater Steamers||Take a trip onboard either the M.Y. Raven or M.Y. Lady of the Lake. These 19th century steamers will allow you to enjoy the beauty of Ullswater, the route takes you from Glenridding in the heart of the mountains to Pooley Bridge where the River Eamont flows out into the Eden Valley. www.ullswater-steamers.co.uk|
|Lake District Wildlife Park||Home to hundreds of friendly animals including traditional favourites, endangered species, birds of prey and reptiles.
www.lakedistrictwildlifepark.co.uk 01768 776239
|Lowther Castle||Imposing castle ruins, its gardens, cafe and shop, home to the Earls of Lonsdale in medieval times. www.lowthercastle.org. 01931 712192|
|Keswick Launch||lake cruises, Self-Drive Motor and Rowing Boat Hire on Derwentwater, Keswick. www.keswick-launch.co.uk|
|Tall Bloke Adventures||Kayaking in The Lake District. Ullswater is a great place to spend some time. It features islands, bays & beaches, and lots of scenery.|