Out & About

Greystoke is centred around the village green with the village shop, entrance to Greystoke Castle and the Boot and Shoe pub which provides excellent home cooked food and a fine selection of real ales. There is also a Cycle Café which provides drinks and cakes and also runs Quirky Workshops.. St Andrews church is a 2 min walk from the village green.

The stunning lake is surrounded by mountainous scenery, with lots to explore from Aira Force and Ullswater Steamers to Hallin Fell and Glenridding.

Lowther Castle and Gardens one of the most popular attractions located in the Lake District. Visit the castle ruins, exhibitions, adventure playground and gardens.

Experience the stunning scenery of the Lake District with Ullswater Steamers. Cruises connect popular walking routes in the national park and connections to Glenridding and more. Tickets available to purchase online

Lakeland Bird Of Prey Centre holds a collection of birds from all around the world from Hawks and Eagles to Owls and Vultures. Take a photo with the birds, visit the tearoom and enjoy flying the birds.

Hutton in the Forests historic attraction on the edge of the Lake District is home to beautiful gardens, architecture and outdoor events in the summer from The Wanasee Festival to Potfest in the Park.

Hallin Fell is a great walk for all, the peak boasts of stunning views of Ullswater lake and the Martindale fells. This can also be combined with a Ullswater Steamers ride.

The hike up Blencathra provides stunning contrasts of lake District Views and sweeping valleys. A challenge for experienced walkers and suitable for dogs this is a great day out.

Dalemain House, one of the most beautiful stately homes in England and home to the World Marmalade Awards. This attraction includes historic gardens, a tearoom and shop as well as woodland walks.

National Trust attraction Aira Force, located on the shore of Ullswater the hike to the waterfalls through the woodland is filled with perfect picnic spots surrounded by nature.

Helvellyn is a mountain in the English Lake District, the highest point of the Helvellyn range, a north–south line of mountains to the north of Ambleside, between the lakes of Thirlmere and Ullswater. Helvellyn is the third-highest point both in England and in the Lake District, and access to Helvellyn is easier than to the two higher peaks of 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).

The Ullswater Way is a 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!

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Whether you’re a novice or more experienced in outdoor adventure there are a range of outdoor activities to get involved in. From sailing and canoeing on Ullswater lake, taking a pony ride across the fells, rock climbing, or abseiling down a cliff there is no time to get bored!

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Rookin House is an established adventure venue in the Lake District, Cumbria and has been offering a wide variety of outdoor activities for nearly 40 years. Family owned and operated, Rookin House has a strong focus on fun & safety creating special memories.

Rookin House is just 4 miles from Ullswater, 8 miles from both Keswick and Penrith along the A66 and easily accessible from the M6 J40.

All of the activities are based on site with Blencathra providing a spectacular Lakeland backdrop.

Click here to visit the Rookin House Website