Ullswater Steamers

Ullswater ‘Steamers’ is an award-winning environmentally accredited Lake District attraction celebrating 160 years of operating cruises on England’s most beautiful lake.

Operating one of the largest heritage vessel fleets in the world, offering visitors an experience they will never forget for 363 days a year. Cruises connect to some of the most famous and iconic walking routes in the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Lake District National Park, with views of Wordsworth’s daffodils on the west shore in spring.

Facilities on board include an open deck, covered upper deck seating areas in addition to covered downstairs saloons, licensed bars and toilets. Excellent facilities are also located at the Pier Houses, including free Wi-Fi.

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 southwestern end of the valley, standing on a mighty plateau approximately 9 miles (14.5km) in length and 4.5 miles (7km) wide. The ‘Steamers’ operate an all-year service with varying timetable connections between Glenridding, Howtown, and Pooley Bridge Piers and between Glenridding and National Trust Aira Force Pier. Cruise times vary from 20 – 120 minutes.