Ullswater Steamers

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

- Expensive

4.5

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
4.4
90%

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

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