Searching for an adventure-filled or relaxing family day out in the Lake District? Visit Ullswater ‘Steamers’, an award-winning and environmentally accredited attraction, and experience a magical landscape from a unique perspective.
Our lake cruises have operated on Ullswater for over 160 years. We maintain one of the largest heritage vessel fleets in the world, sailing a serpentine course for eight miles with spectacular views of Lakeland’s highest mountains. Cruises connect with many famous walking routes, operating between Glenridding in the south and Pooley Bridge in the north, stopping at Howtown on the eastern shore. A seasonal shuttle also operates between Glenridding and National Trust Aira Force pier.
Ullswater Way walks
All four of our piers connect to many footpaths including sections of the Ullswater Way, a 20-mile route circling the entire lake. It can be walked in either direction, from any starting point, and in shorter sections. Just follow the daffodil way markers along the path.
Plan your visit
A cruise on Ullswater can be enjoyed by the whole family. Our facilities and boats are dog-friendly with water bowls provided. Operating 363 days of the year (weather and operations permitting) we offer a choice of cruises from 20 minutes to over 2 hours, giving you the freedom and flexibility to make the most of your visit.
All vessels have outside open and covered deck areas, indoor saloons, toilet facilities, and licensed bars serving light refreshments. Detailed access information is available on our website. Pier houses at both Glenridding and Pooley Bridge offer hot drinks and light refreshments, free WI-FI, and gift shops.
Visit our website or call 017684 82229 for the latest pre-arrival, timetable, and cruise information, and to book tickets. We look forward to welcoming you on board and sharing this very special place.