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Close to Ullswater, Patterdale & Ambleside. Dog Friendly
Hartsop Hall Cottages
Activities and things to do around Hartsop Hall Cottages
There is a great variety of things to do and places to see locally, without needing to travel far by car. Here are a few, and each cottage contains a folder with more ideas.Both properties are situated at the foot of the north side of the Kirkstone Pass, between Ambleside and Patterdale, and are accessed off the A592 Windermere -
Wonderful walks from the door of your cottage in this stunning mountain scenery head off in every direction: Dove Crag (including the famous Priests Hole), Caiston Glen, Fairfield , St Sunday Crag, the Helvellyn range, Stony Cove Pike and High Street, to name a few. More gentle walks follow the ancient bridlepath down past Brothers Water and on through Patterdale to Ullswater. You can now also tackle the Ullswater Way with its Heritage Trail.
Ullswater & Aira Force
Ullswater, one of the quietest and most beautiful lakes, offers endless scope for lakeshore walking and quiet boating activities. Steamer trips depart from Glenridding pier; you can cruise the lake end to end, or choose to get off at Howtown and have a splendid walk (one of Wainwright’s favourites) back along the lakeshore path. Rowing boats can be hired at Glenridding, there are sailing centres and outward bound centres offering canoeing.
Aira Force Waterfall, a short distance along the west shore of the lake, is a spectacular sight, especially after heavy rain, and has delightful walks through an arboretum.
Pony Trekking can be found at the north eastern end of the lake at Parkfoot, from where you can ride the spectacular High Street ridge, along the line of the old Roman road, and also at Rookin House, to the north of Matterdale.
Houses and Gardens
Dalemain, at the north end of Ullswater, home of the Hasell family for generations, is open to the public, and has a beautiful garden to visit. A short drive away over the Kirkstone Pass at Troutbeck is Townend, a virtually untouched yeoman farmer's house complete with all its original oak furniture, now owned by the National Trust.
Also at Troutbeck are the Lakeland Horticultural Society’s Open Gardens at Holehird, an absolute must for any keen gardener.
Finally, don't forget to ask us about a wonderful private local garden in Hartsop, which is sometimes open – especially to friends!
Ambleside & Windermere
The bustling Lake District town of Ambleside is only 6 miles away and is a popular tourist destination, with its outdoor clothing shops, restaurants and cinema. Also close by in Windermere -
Please visit the Ullswater site for more information on local things to do. Please see below for a gallery of local places and things to do around Hartsop Hall Cottages.
Roe Deer in Patterdale
Red Deer on Place Fell
St Patricks Boatyard Glenridding
Ullswater Steamers Glenridding
Ullswater, Patterdale and Glenridding
Red Tarn and Helvellyn
View from Dove Crag Priests Hole
Hartsop and Brotherswater
Hartsop Hall Farm Local Area Photo Gallery