Ullswater is England’s most beautiful lake, so what better than taking a cruise along it whilst discovering its beauty, stories and legends. Ullswater Steamers operates one of the largest heritage vessel fleets in the world, giving passengers a truly unique experience. The cruises connect many iconic walking routes and take in stunning views like Wordworth’s Daffodils in spring and Helvellyn mountain.
Ullswater Steamers are an environmentally accredited attraction and have great facilities on-board, with both a covered and open deck, licensed bars and toilets. The steamers are such a fantastic way to see the beauty of Ullswater. From Pooley Bridge Pier at the north of the lake, passing through Howtown Pier, Glenridding Pier and Aira Force, all with incredible attractions and sightseeing opportunities to get off and discover.
From the Ullswater Way, souvenir shopping, traditional farmers market and the historic Dalemain house and it’s beautiful gardens and tearoom, Pooley Bridge has so much to discover.
Perfect for long or short walks, along the shore line or up around Hallin Fell. Howtown offers plenty to discover, often hidden gems of the lakes, like Marinade and Fusdale, two stunning valleys. There’s Ravens, Peregrine Falcons and Buzzards too, so keep a keen eye out and possibly some binoculars so you can tick them off your bird spotting list.
Glenridding has excellent cafés, so why not enjoy a traditional Cumbrian Cream Tea with views over the lake.It’s also a great place to enjoy some stunning walks, such as up to Lanty’s Tarn, which is a moderate walk but with incredible views.
No visit to Ullswater is complete without seeing Aira Force waterfall. With it’s 65ft drop it’s an impressive sight and one certainly worth visiting. Glencoyne wood was where William Wordsworth saw the famous daffodils which inspired him to write his most famous poem, ‘The Daffodils’. There’s plenty to see as you walk through family friendly paths, past suitable picnic areas and even the chance to become a Squirrel detective with Cyril’s Red Squirrel Ramble.
Start planning your Ullswater adventure today with the Ullswater Steamers at the heart of it, and create a kids day out to remember.
Things to note:
- Prices: Adults: £16.80, Children: £10.10 (Under 5 yrs travel FREE), Family: £48.80, 4 Adults: £60.60
- Passengers requiring wheelchair access are advised to contact in advance to check the vessels suitability.