Update 22nd December
Following careful consideration of the current situation and travel advice from the Government, we have made the decision to temporarily close 'Ullswater Steamers' with effect from 17:00 on Wednesday 23rd December. We will constantly monitor the situation and look to reopen as soon as conditions allow us to do so.
Thank you for your continued support.
Welcome to the Ullswater 'Steamers'
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 south-western 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, Pooley Bridge Piers and between Glenridding and National Trust Aira Force Pier. Cruise times vary from 20 – 120 minutes.
Aira Force Waterfall
The latest pier connecting National Trust waterfall Aira Force and the Ullswater Way paths to both Glenridding and Pooley Bridge. Look out for Red Squirrels and Wordsworth’s famous daffodils at Glencoyne Bay. New for 2017, our round the lake service will be calling in at Aira Force on the lilac and red timetables (please note first and last boats each day only). View our timetable.
Groups & Charters
Ullswater ‘Steamers’ have five heritage vessels in service available to hire for private charters, suitable for celebrations and corporate entertainment. Group rates apply to prebooked groups of ten or more persons. Please visit our private charter and group pages for more information on fares, itinerary ideas and brochures.