Glenridding is a remarkable village, found in the beautiful English Lake District, in south Ullswater. Ideal for hikers, who will find a choice of quaint cottages offering self catering accommodation, the village is home to Helvellyn, the country’s third tallest mountain. Glenridding is also dotted with many gorgeous, high-peaking mountains, equally perfect for gazing at from a self-catered cottage, or for going out and climbing. Alternatively, hop on one of the 19th century Ullswater Steamers with the kids, and glide along the lake, taking in all seven miles of magnificent scenery. For award-winning meals in the heart of the village, visit the Inn on the Lake, or visit the Rambler’s Bar for a relaxed pint of ale – but only after touring the quaint village shops, of course!
Found at the start of a popular route up Helvellyn, 2 Low Glenridding is a perfect, stonebuilt cottage for up to four people and two dogs who want to explore the wonderful walking in the Ullswater area of the Lake District.
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Glenridding was once home to one of the largest lead mines in the Lake District, found in the 1700s. Without it, Glenridding wouldn’t have flourished into what it is today. Nearby the village is Glencoyne Bay, and it was that spot, during the following century, that gave William Wordsworth the inspiration to write his famous poem, ‘I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud’ (more commonly known as ‘Daffodils’). Nearby Glenridding is the another village, Patterdale, which also caters wonderfully to avid walkers. Once there, don’t forget to visit St. Patrick’s church for its stunning Victorian architecture and tapestries by the talented Ann Macbeth. Aira Force is also in Glenridding. A beautiful, towering waterfall, Aira Force is easily watchable in all its glory from the bridge above.
Of course, if abseiling, bike-riding, boating, caving or fishing is what you prefer, Glenridding and the surrounding area holds a great selection of outdoor activity. In fact, you can even go Ghyll scrambling, which involves the invigorating challenge of moving up and down a mountain river. A perfect pick for adventurous families and friends, Glenridding proves itself again and again a calmingly understated but endlessly exciting holiday destination.