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Ullswater Steamers

Ullswater Steamers

Ullswater Steamers

Ullswater Steamers

  • VistEngland VAQAS
  • Green Tourism Gold Award
  • Cumbria Business Environment Network - Gold Award
  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Lake Cruise, £3.15-£13.40

GREEN TOURISM GOLD CBEN GOLD VAQAS

Contact

General Office

017684 82229

Address

The Pier House,
Glenridding,
Penrith,
Cumbria,
CA11 0US

Events at this Venue

date event
Mon 15 - Fri 19 Dec Yuletide Afternoon Tea & Cruise
Sat 28 Feb - Sun 1 Mar Marmalade Madness
Thu 5 Mar Dawn Photography Cruise
Fri 3 - Thu 16 Apr Teddies go Free
Sat 2 - Mon 4 May Superhero Weekend
Wed 27 May Cumbrian Fellsman Railtour

Details

Ullswater 'Steamers' is an award winning environmentally accredited Lake District attraction celebrating over 150 years of operating cruises on England's most beautiful lake. We operate one of the largest heritage passenger fleets in the world offering visitors an experience they will never forget. Excellent facilities onboard and at the Pier Houses. Ullswater runs a serpentine course for eight miles through expansive vistas of Lakeland's highest mountains. Helvellyn at 3,117ft (950m) crowns Ullswater, at the South-Western end of the valley, standing on a mighty plateau approximately 9 miles (14.5km) in length and 4.5 miles (7km) wide. The Steamers provide the perfect opportunity to combine a cruise with some of the most famous and spectacular walks in the Lake District National Park.

The 'Steamers' operate an all year service with varying timetable connections. Cruise times vary from 40 - 120 minutes. In Spring 2015, a new cruise incorporating National Trust Aira Force will operate from Glenridding.

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 acceptedSmoking not allowedFacilities for hearing impaired

Enjoy light refreshments from the Pier Houses with spectacular views of the lake and surrounding mountains. Free Wi-Fi and commentary app, electric bike charging and car hire point.

Opening details

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

Prices

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 Sail all Day fare 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.

Our Family Ticket is for 2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult with 3 children (children 5-15 years old inclusive).
Children under 5 travel free.

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

Facilities

  • 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
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired

Enjoy light refreshments from the Pier Houses with spectacular views of the lake and surrounding mountains. Free Wi-Fi and commentary app, electric bike charging and car hire point.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesHas a ramp

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)
  • YesVisitor information available in audio format
  • YesHearing loop installed in public areas

General

  • YesHearing loop system
  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesWheelchairs provided
    • YesFree
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesVisual alarm system

Entrance

  • YesRamp to entrance
    • YesHandrail by ramp
  • YesEntrance is well lit

Food

  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair

Notes

  • Please note that due to the historical nature of the vessels - access can be limited onboard. Please visit our website for access statement and call us prior to arrival if limited mobility so we can advise best vessel to travel. Toilets onboard are not accessible apart from Lady Wakefield

Location

Directions

Plan route to Ullswater Steamers using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

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