Ullswater Steamers - Howtown at Ullswater Steamers
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.
Great 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.
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The Pier House, Glenridding, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 0US
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 (8.0 kms) from Penrith station
Enjoy light refreshments from the Pier Houses with spectacular views of the lake and surrounding mountains