Known as the hub of the Eden Valley, Penrith is ideally situated in the heart of Cumbria with so much to offer within its surrounding areas. Such as the Lake District National Park to the West, the city of Carlisle to the North, the Yorkshire Dales to the East, and the historic market town of Kendal to the South.
Penrith is a market town that offers an array of shops, pubs, and eateries. With a selection of scenic walks within the town’s area. It has the advantage of being linked to national rail services, making it easy to access, with direct lines to Scotland and London.
7-miles from Penrith is Ullswater, the second largest body of water in the Lake District. Surrounding Ullswater Lake is Pooley Bridge, Howtown, Patterdale, Glenridding and Hartsop, plus the awe-inspiring Aira Force waterfall. If you fancy taking on the fells, you will be spoilt for choice alternatively as a less challenging option is the lakeshore path from Patterdale to Pooley Bridge, along the eastern shore.
Ullswater is also home to the Ullswater Steamers. The vessels sail between Glenridding, Howtown and Pooley Bridge, which is a great option to head back to the start after the lakeshore walk.