The winter months are a fantastic time to explore the Lake District. With fewer visitors and the beautiful vistas of snow-capped fells to enjoy, now is the time to start looking out the thermals and book your next stay at The Quiet Site, an award winning eco holiday park which occupies a magnificent position overlooking Ullswater.
The Quiet Site offers several accommodation options including luxury glamping cabins, timber camping pods, underground Hobbit Holes, all-weather hard standing pitches for caravans and motorhomes, plus, new for 2021, are the Gingerbread Houses. These self-contained cabins have heating provided by a remote ground source heat pump and electricity generated from solar PV panel roofs, which result in them producing more energy than they use thus being carbon positive.
In the evenings, drinks can be enjoyed at The Quiet Bar which is open from 4pm to 10pm daily and offers a wide selection locally produced beers and spirits. With cosy seating, an open fires and live music on selected nights, many an hour can be spent here. There is a children’s games room adjacent to the bar with table football, air hockey and a pool table.
When hunger strikes crepes, pizzas, sausage rolls, hot soup, cakes and hot drinks are available at the new on-site eatery The Quiet Bite, which operates sustainably with no waste. You can enjoy your purchases on the tables out front, in your accommodation or at the bar.
There are a number of fantastic walks that can be started from, or near, The Quiet Site. The Ullswater Way is a 20-mile walking route around the picturesque Ullswater Lake, it is a fairly low-level, easy to walk route making it doable for most people, however if this seems too long, the route can be taken in smaller sections and you can use an open top bus or steamer to start your journey.
From The Quiet Site it is an eight mile walk to Aria Waterfalls, the backdrop for William Wordsworth’s poem ‘Somnambulist’ – a Gothic tale of love and tragedy. This is definitely one not to be missed, as well as the dramatic waterfall, which falls 70 feet from below a stone footbridge, the walk also takes in some spectacular views of Ullswater.
Many of the accommodations at The Quiet Site are dog friendly so you can bring your pooch along to enjoy the walks as well as the facilities of the site. There are fields around the site for your dog to roam around and a dog wash room which can be much needed in the muddier winter months.
For information on other local walks click here.
If you prefer to explore on two wheels, E-Bikes and all-terrain bikes are available to hire from The Quiet Site. There are three ‘do-in-a-day’ rides in the Ullswater valley, two of which include sections on The Ullswater Steamers where no pedalling is required! Click here for more information.
For those that don’t mind cold water, Stand Up Paddleboarding over the winter months is exhilarating, with the crisp clear air off the lakes and the backdrop of the amazing Lakeland Mountain scenery combined with the serenity of being out on the water makes a quite unique experience. Ullswater Paddleboarding provide lessons and guided tours.
And for more extreme exhilarating experience, Ghyll scrambling can be enjoyed around Ullswater all year, it involves walking upstream, scrambling over rocks, through crevices and into pools of water. Wet suits are definitely needed for this one.
Don’t let rainy days stop play, the team at The Quiet Site have put together a list of top things to do in the area when it rains, these include taking a trip on the full-size steam train, the Lakeside Railway, from Haverthwaite to Windermere and a visit to Dalemain Country House. Click here to read more.
However you choose to spend your winter break in Ullswater, The Quiet Site is a great choice to rest your weary head after your fun filled day, whatever the weather.
For further information go to www.thequietsite.co.uk