Things to Do
The Ullswater Way The Ullswater Way is a picturesque 20-mile walking route around Ullswater. The route can be walked in either direction and from any starting point. Why not walk the route in shorter sections, using an open top bus or steamer to start your journey!
The Puzzling Place - A great rainy day activity.... It is free to enter ‘The Puzzling Place’, as at the top of the stairs is our shop which is stuffed with puzzles, gadgets and curiosities and is guaranteed to have something to amuse, entertain or puzzle you. At the far end of the shop is our ‘Puzzle Area’ which again, is free to enter. Here you can give your brain a work out trying to solve the puzzles and brain teasers which are set out for your entertainment and frustration! Although the shop and ‘Puzzle Area’ are definitely worth a trip on their own, it’s the main attraction where the boundary between illusion and reality starts to blur. The Puzzling Place’s ‘World of Illusion’ takes the theme of Illusion and runs with it. It is home to our ‘Anti-gravity Room’, ‘Ames Room’, ‘Hologram Gallery’ and ‘Eyelusions Exhibition’. It’s a fascinating, fun and social excursion into the wonderful world of optical illusion, which will leave you quite literally, not believing your eyes! As the appeal of optical illusions crosses all age ranges the ‘World of Illusions’ is an ideal place to be enjoyed and experienced with friends or family however young and old. It’s generally the older generation of the family who are left surprised by how much they’ve enjoyed their visit!
Cycling Around Ullswater All cycle routes are taken from the 'Biking around Ullswater' guide and start from Ullswater, which is the second largest lake in Cumbria, at approximately 9 miles (14.5 kilometers) long. Many regard Ullswater as the most beautiful of the English lakes: it is a typical Lake District narrow ribbon lake. The surrounding mountains give Ullswater the shape of an elongated 'Z' giving it three separate segments, or reaches that wind their way through the surrounding hills.