Ullswater Steamers

Address: Glenridding Pier, Glenridding, CA11 0US, United Kingdom
Telephone: 01768 482669

- Expensive


Cruising the 'Dark Lake' for a taste of history.

Steamer services have been criss crossing Ullswater since 1859 and five classic steamers, some heritage boats, offer a gentle cruise with pnaoramic views - weather depending.

Boat services call at Pooley Bridge, Howtown and Glenridding and connect with bus services from Penrith. Hop on and off for superb walks and a taste of nature away from the crowds in this lesser-known and delightfully tranquil part of the Lakes.

The views of England's third highest mountain, Helvellyn, are amongst the best you will find.

Value for money

Price advice

For day cruising, the Round the Lake Pass offers best value at £12.70 as it is valid all day.

Expert tips

Treat yourself to a sundowner - the vessels have licenced bars.

Walkers: pick up a Walker's Value Ticket, valid for three stages around the lake, for £11.

Keep your eyes peeled for Red Squirrels and Red Breasted Merganser - the route is rich in wildlife.

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Families with teenagers
  • Families with younger children
  • Mature travellers
  • Escaping the crowds
  • Great views / scenery
  • Sightseeing
  • Nature / wildlife