the Lake District of England Attractions
Photos and Accommodation.
Glenridding is a scenic peaceful small
village situated at the south side of
Ullswater Lake, in the Lake District
National Park in England, about 12 miles
southwest of the M6 at Penrith.
The village is popular for the
Steamers that run between the pier at
Glenridding and the pier at Pooley
Bridge, 8 miles northeast. Map.
Donald Campbell broke the world water
speed record on Ullswater Lake on the
23rd July 1955, in the Jet powered
Bluebird K7. The measured mile, one run
in each direction, saw him set a new
world record with an average speed of 202
Sailing Centre offers a wide range of
boats and canoes for hire, tuition is
also available, or you can take your own
boat and use their facilities for a small
Boat Landing has self-drive motor
boats, self-drive fishing boats, rowing
boats, and mountain bikes.
There are a number of popular Camping
Sites around Glenridding and Ullswater
The area is popular with hikers &
walkers as there are walks and hikes from
scenic glens, to 3,000ft mountains. Many
hikers come here to do the Helvellyn Hike along the
nerve testing Striding Edge. Helvellyn at
3,116ft or 950m, is the third highest
mountain in England. There are a number
of other substantial peaks that can be
taken on the way out or back. There is
also a steadier and safer route to
Helvellyn. The walk out the glen to Red
Tarn water, at the foot of Helvellyn, is
really popular, with amazing views up to
Striding Edge, Swirral Edge and
The 2,155ft Place
Fell, across the lake from
Glenridding Pier, is also a popular hike.
with great views over Glenridding.
Glenridding has 2 hotels, both with
views over the lake and welcome non
residents for drinks and meals. There are
also a few cafe's about the village, and
the The Travelers
Rest, a traditional pub popular with
hill walkers. There are a number of other
hotels in the countryside around
View a Click On Map for the Lake
District with attractions, golf
courses, historic houses, castles, and
mountains with photo tours.