Walks around Dalemain & Ullswater

There are a variety of walks which can be started from Pooley Bridge either immediately on foot, or after alighting from the steamer at Howtown or Glenridding. Pooley Bridge is just two miles from Dalemain and easily reached by car in 5 minutes.

There are also walks which can be taken from Dalemain car park which include:

  • A walk to Dacre village and back along the estate road.
  • A circular walk via Stainton village, Dacre village and Pooley Bridge, which provides magnificent views towards Ullswater, The Lake District fells beyond and The Pennines to the east.
  • A walk from the Dalemain car park along the River Eamont to Pooley Bridge and back.

Details can be found in various publications and Ordnance Survey maps.

“A description of the Walk to Dacre Village” can be purchased in the Dalemain gift shop for 20 pence.



WINTER OPENING HOURS - During November & December don't forget to visit the Mediaeval Hall Tearoom & the Historic Gardens at a special offer of £3, Children FREE.

Winter opening: 1st November to 18th December.  Open Sunday to Thursday - 11am to 4pm

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CHRISTMAS LUNCHES & GIFTS AT DALEMAIN

Dalemain Christmas Lunches In the Mediaeval Hall from Sun 7th, Tues 9th Dec & Sun 14th until Wed 17th December - Served from 12.00pm.

The perfect setting for a traditional festive treat, whether you're a group of work colleagues, family or friends. We also cater for larger groups & parties and can book a separate date if required.

Why not combine your visit with a glass of mulled wine and a walk through the Estate to Dacre Castle and back before lunch. The walk is one mile each way and a Dacre walk leaflet will be given out with your mulled wine.

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GREAT TASTE AWARDS NEWS 2014

Dalemain Marmalades have excelled at this year's Great Taste Awards.

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PENRITH REMEMBERS 1914 - 1918

Penrith Remembers Launches The Centenary Programme of the Commemoration of the World War 1 at Dalemain

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Dalemain Wins HHA/Christie's Prestigious Garden of the Year Award 2013

The charming English gardens of Dalemain, nestled in the Lake District, have won the 2013 Garden of the Year Award sponsored by the Historic Houses Association and Christie’s. This prestigious national award, now in its 29th year, is designed to recognise the importance of gardens with outstanding horticultural and public appeal, either in their own right or as the setting for an historic house.  

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Dalemain wins prestigious Heritage Award for best event 2012

Dalemain has been presented with a prestigious Hudson’s Heritage Award for Best Event 2012 - The World’s Original Marmalade Awards & Festival.

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