"Valley overgrown with Bracken"
Ullswater's Southern Jewel
Glenridding is surrounded by a variety of walking and cycling routes, and Ullswater offers a range of boating activities. Windermere town and lake are just 20 minutes’ drive away.
Glenridding has campsites and 2 Youth Hostels, a couple of stunning hotels and several bed and breakfasts to choose from.
Rising high above Glenridding, Helvellyn is the third-highest peak in England, behind Scafell Pike and Sca Fell.
The scenery includes three deep glacial coves and two sharp-topped ridges on the eastern side (Striding Edge and Swirral Edge). Helvellyn was one of the earliest fells to prove popular with walkers and explorers; beginning especially in the later 18th century. Among the early visitors to Helvellyn were the poets Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth, both of whom lived nearby at one period. Many routes up the mountain are possible so that it may be approached from all directions.