Local Area

Ullswater is within a five-minute drive from Gill Head with excellent walking along the lakeshore or on the fell tops, great places to eat, horse riding, fishing and watersports.

Whatever you want from your holiday, be it excitement and adventure, or peace and tranquillity Gill Head provides an excellent place to stay and we are more than happy to help in anyway we can to make your stay in the beautiful lake district a memorable one.

Ullswater "Streamers"

Alternatively just relax and enjoy the breathtaking scenery aboard one of the Ullswater “Steamers”. These are within easy reach, operating between Glenridding and Pooley Bridge. The 3 historic vessels date from Victorian times and 2 have been operating on Ullswater for almost 110 years!


Our nearest town is Keswick an attractive market town sitting on shores of Derwentwater, offering a variety of indoor and outdoor activities, cinema, crafts, museums, excellent eating places, water sports, boat hire, climbing wall and a very successful "Theatre by the Lake", along with excellent shopping facilities all set within beautiful scenery.

Nearby Activities

Nearby there is golfing, fishing, swimming, or why not try your hand at one of the many exciting activities on offer
at Rookin House Farm Outdoor Activity Centre. It offers a wide range of activities - such as quad-bikes, pony trekking, archery and clay pigeon shooting.


Rheged is Europe's largest grass covered building and a winner of the global "BA Tourism for Tomorrow Awards". Over 1 Million visitors have visited the Rheged discovery centre since it opened in 2000.