Knotts Hill Caravan-Lodge park is set in England's largest National Park, the Lake District. Here you can see high fells, rocky crags, lush green fells with long still lakes, vibrant villages and quiet hamlets. You can also see England's highest mountain (Scafell Pike) and her deepest lake (Wastwater), as well as discovering the history of literary legends such as Wordsworth.
Many regard Ullswater as the most beautiful of the English Lakes. It is a typical Lake District narrow “ribbon lake” formed after the last ice age when a glacier scooped out the valley floor. The deepened section filled with meltwater when the glacier retreated and it became a lake.
The village of Pooley Bridge is at the northern extremity of the lake, just one mile from Park Foot. Its new stainless steel bridge straddles the River Eamont as it flows out of Ullswater. It is overlooked by Dunmallard Hill which was the site of an Iron Age fort. For much of its length Ullswater forms the border between the ancient counties of Cumberland and Westmorland. .
The village of Glenridding, situated at the southern tip of the lake is popular with tourists of all kinds but particularly mountain walkers who use the village as a base to scale Helvellyn (England’s 3rd highest peak) amongst other challenging ascents.
Ullswater’s attractions include the steamers which offer day trips around the Lake calling at Pooley Bridge, Glenridding and Howtown.
Here are some links to just a few of the places to visit and things to do on your stay at Knotts Hill. (All links will open in a separate window for your convenience).
- Wakesurf - Wake Surfing
- Pony Trekking - Experience The Lake District from horse back
- Lake District Walks - Here you can find routes for some classic walks in the best loved areas of the Lake District
- Lakeland Boat Hire - Situated at the Northern end of Lake Ullswater, Lakeland Boat Hire offers enjoyment for the whole family with a wide range of boats for hire.
- Cycling in the Lake District - West Cumbria is a very popular cycling area covering hills, mountains and coastal areas.
- The Lake District - the official website for the National Park
- Aquarium of the Lakes - the UK's leading freshwater aquarium
- Ullswater Steamers - Originally working boats moving mail, workers and goods, there are now 4 steamboats plying the waters of Ullswater
- Rheged - the Lake District's premier indoor attraction housed in Europe's largest grass-covered building
- Theatre by the Lake - Cumbria's year-round theatre at Keswick
- Hayes Garden World - a wealth of garden and leisure delights
- Lowther Castle and Gardens - Stunning Castle and Gardens
- Paddleboarding - Paddleboarding is very easy to learn and is a perfect activity for families, groups and individuals