Glenridding self catering cottages are ever popular, given their beautiful, picturesque location at the southern end of Ullswater, surrounded by mountains. The village and neighbouring area was used to film the TV drama series 'The Lakes'.

Over the village is the site of the old Greenside Mine, which was once the largest lead mine in the Lake District in the 1650's. Nearly all of the mine buildings are gone, but a few remain and serve as mountain cabins. Many tourists come every year to view the spectacular areas in the Lakes as it has a range of walking options from the easy to the more experienced. Along Striding Edge you have the Helvellyn walk, a very popular ascent with mountaineers, reaching 3,116ft, England's third highest peak. However, if you're looking for something more relaxing, you could take a cruise along Ullswater Lake on one of the steamers. The leisure boat trip company runs five vessels from the dock. It was setup to provide a transport link for goods from Glenridding to Pooley Bridge and onwards to Penrith.

A stunning 60ft waterfall can be seen at Aira Force. There are bridges at the bottom and top to view from. Poetry fans would be interested to know the daffodils located north at Glencoyne Bay inspired William Wordsworth to write his famous poem "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud" also commonly known as "Daffodils".

Cottages in Glenridding provide the perfect location from which to immerse in the calmness of the Lakes whilst being able to enjoy the facilities available in the neighbouring villages and towns.

Glenridding is one of the locations in our range of Lake District Cottages