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Ullswater Steamers -  Pooley Bridge

Ullswater Steamers - Pooley Bridge

Ullswater Steamers -  Pooley Bridge

Ullswater Steamers - Pooley Bridge

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Lake Cruise, £2.90-£12.70



Referred to as the Dark Lake in Arthurian legend, set sail with us on a voyage of discovery through the valley that holds the secrets of many amazing achievements. It is no wonder that for centuries this landscape has influenced famous poets and writers such as William Wordsworth.
A valley with a rich biodiversity of wildlife whose ancient woodlands and fells provide breeding habitats for some of our rarer species, such as red deer, red squirrels and goosanders.
Shaped like the letter Z, Ullswater runs a serpentine course in three reaches with Helvellyn, at 3,117ft it is England’s third highest mountain, crowning the plateau at the head of the lake.
The Steamers create the perfect opportunity to combine a cruise with some of the most famous and spectacular walks in the Lake District.

For further details see www.ullswater-steamers.co.uk

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsFacilities for groupsGift shopOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWelcome HostWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs accepted

Enjoy light refreshments from the Pier Houses with spectacular views of the lake and surrounding mountains

Opening details

Please visit our website or call us for sailing times. Open all year except Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.


Real Value in 2012

Are you an early riser? Standard fares reduced by 10% (terms & conditions apply) on the 9:45 departure from either Glenridding or Pooley Bridge.

The Round the Lake Pass qualifies for a 50% voucher towards another great day out with our sister company the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway.

Also an extra discount for four adults travelling together (terms & conditions apply) 1 adult travels at 1/2 price. This applies to Round the Lake Tickets only.

Our Family Ticket is for 2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult with 3 children - it's even slightly better value for 2 adult with 1 child - (children 5–15 years old inclusive, under 5s free).

A percentage of sales is donated to the tourism and conservation partnership working towards a sustainable future for the National Park.


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted

Enjoy light refreshments from the Pier Houses with spectacular views of the lake and surrounding mountains



Plan route to Ullswater Steamers using TransportDirect.infoPlan route using TransportDirect.info

Map reference: NY 390169  Lat: 54.54367 Long: -2.94441

Sat Nav CA11 0US. From Keswick, A66, A5091 to Aira Force, turn right onto Lake Road, Glenridding is 2 miles away.
From the north, only 5 miles from junction 40 on the M6 onto the A66, then onto the A592 to Pooley Bridge.
From the south, only 8 miles from Ambleside via Kirkstone Pass to Glenridding or from Bowness/Windermere.
By bus links between Penrith, Pooley Bridge and Glenridding operate all year. Telephone Traveline on 0871 200 22 33
By train, First TransPennine Express, www.tpexpress.co.uk and/or Virgin Trains, www.virgintrains.co.uk, run direct train
services to Penrith from London Euston and other major UK destinations.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 5 miles from Penrith station