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Ullswater Services and Transport

Local Services and Transport

Buses ~ Tours ~ Trains ~ Taxis ~ Car Hire
Medical ~ Churches ~ Builders and Tradesmen

There is a Petrol Station and Car Repair and Service Centre in Glenridding, which also offers a great repair and service facility Phone Neil on 01768482008. Please see more details on the Ullswater Garage.


The Penrith to Patterdale bus runs every two hours Monday to Saturday during the year, plus Sundays Easter until the end of the Summer School Holidays.
It stops at the Penrith Railway Station which is very handy for anybody planning to arrive by train.

Cumbria County Council and Stagecoach have produced the "Cumbria and Lakesrider" guide  which has all the local timetables for boat and bus.

Individual timetables for all bus services can be found at www.cumbria.gov.uk\buses

A visit to
www.traveline.org.uk will give you access to the Cumbria Journey Planner on the Internet.


M&A Lake District Tours: Standard and custom made tours of Ullswater and the Lake District. 4 and 6 seater cars available. Click the link for more information on these Private Lake District Tours.

Cumbria Classic Coaches offer Vintage Bus Excursions on a timetabled basis from Penrith to Pooley Bridge. Their buses can also be hired for outings or special events. www.cumbriaclassiccoaches.co.uk Telephone 015396 23254

Mountain Goat mini coaches run scheduled tours and are also available for private hire. www.mountain-goat.com Telephone 015394 45164
Cumbrian Discoveries offer Blue Badge Guiding Services, Sightseeing Tours and Walking Tours. info@toursofdiscovery.demon.co.uk Telephone 017683 62201

Blue Badger Tours, Tom McCafferty, offers private hire, half or full day tours. www.bluebadgertours.com Telephone 01229 77439
Walks with Diana. Guided walks and personal tours planned to meet your requirements with Diana Stewart.
016973 21999

Bespoke Tours - Showmecumbria
Full and half day bespoke tours within the Lake District and Cumbria. Airport and Holiday Transfers. Licensed private hire operator. 01768 866880

Trains ~ The nearest train station in Penrith, five miles from Pooley Bridge. Trains, currently operated by Virgin rail, run from London Euston to Glasgow and Edinburgh. www.rail.co.uk/ukrail/planner/planner.htm will give you access to timetable enquiries. Windermere Train Station is also close by with bus services operating in the summer months.

M&A Taxis, Glenridding. 017684 82372. Advanced Bookings Only. Up to 6 passengers (new 6 seater now available). Any Distance Considered. Mobiles: 07770444159/07766634299. Also now offering Lake District Tours.
Ace Taxis operate from Penrith 01768 890731
Moorside Taxis from Yanwath near Penrith were winners of the 1999 Good Service Award 01768 899066.
Airport Services UK operate from Kendal 01539 724658
H & K Taxis operate taxis and minibuses from near Penrith 01931 715366

Self Drive Car Hire
Eden Garage have a range of cars and people carriers and will deliver to/collect from station or hotel
017683 61212
Avis Carlisle 01228 580580 - or national call centre 0870 6060100.
Practical Car and Van Rental - Ullswater Road Garage, 01768 864546
Cars deliver to and collected from hotels or railway station.

There are Church of England Churches in Greystoke, Penruddock, Matterdale, Patterdale, Mungrisdale and Penruddock, which rotate services and are ministered by a Team Ministry headed by the team rector, Revd. Bill White 017684 83293. Information about services is published in the 'Together' newsletter which can be obtained from the Tourist Information offices.
The Church of England Churches in Pooley Bridge, Martindale and Tirril are within the ministry Rev'd R J Glover 017684 86220.

Watermillock Village Hall
available for wedding receptions, parties, conferences, courses and holiday groups such as scouts, guides.
Also 0.5 acre camping field.

Glenridding Health Centre, 017684 82297
Open Monday to Friday.
Penrith Health Centre, Bridge Lane
01768 245200 / 245218
Penrith Hospital deals with minor accidents and emergencies.
Pharmacy ~ basic non-prescription drugs can be purchased in the shops at Glenridding and Pooley Bridge. For prescriptions there are several pharmacies in Penrith including in Morrisons.

Mountain Rescue
Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team www.mountainrescue.org.uk
In an emergency dial 999 and ask for Mountain Rescue

Builders and Tradespeople Around Ullswater

Joinery and Carpentry Services - Stephen Dixon Joinery Limited. Stephen is based in Grasmere but operates throughout Cumbria and the Lake District, including around Ullswater. He offers a competitively priced honest high quality service for a range of joinery services including bespoke furniture, kitchens, roofs, doors and windows.

Building Contractors. IJ Curry  are a family run award winning building firm offering a wide range of services throughout Cumbria, delivering extremely high standards of work. Our attention to detail is second to none. IJ Curry Building Contractors have a wide range of skills and specialise in joinery, plastering, tiling, sandblasting and stonework. Over the years they have worked on a variety of different projects from barn conversions to full house builds for residential, schools, churches and village halls. We have extensive experience in working all around Ullswater including in Patterdale and Glenridding. For more information please call Ian on 017684 83496.
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