Ullswater ‘Steamers’ have been sailing for over 150 years on England’s most beautiful lake running a serpentine course through expansive vistas of Lakeland’s greatest mountains. At the Southern reach the mighty Helvellyn at 3,117ft (950m) crowns the South-Western plateau some 14.5 km wide. This land was inspiration for some of the most famous writers and artists over the centuries such as William Wordsworth, Samuel Coleridge and Sir Walter Scott. At Glencoyne Bay in the spring, you can still those famous “daffodils” immortalised by Wordsworth in that famous poem. There are five vessels in the Ullswater fleet; the oldest “Lady of the Lake” was built in 1877 and is believed to be the oldest sailing passenger vessel in the world. Cruises operate all year and link some of the most famous and spectacular walking routes in the National Park as well as being home to a rich biodiversity of wildlife including some of England’s rarer species such as the Red squirrel and one of the last remaining wild Red Deer Herds, our largest land mammal.
Join us for a cruise and a walk and we guarantee a great educational day out. We have a selection of activities available for Key Stages 1-3 and above, all linked to the National Curriculum. We have educational group rates to suit your budget, contact us today for further information, field studies with a difference!
For every 10 children, one teacher travels free.
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What better way to bring the classroom inside, outside.
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