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Posted 12th September 2017

Capture the Autumn colours through a lens whilst exploring the picturesque Ullswater Valley

On Saturday 21st October the iconic Ullswater ‘Steamers’ attraction is giving you the opportunity to capture the magnificent Autumn colours through the lens with award winning local landscape photographer Mark Littlejohn.

The day starts at 10am from Glenridding Pier with a sailing to Aira Force onboard M.V Lady Dorothy who provides the regular service between the two piers. On arrival at Aira Force complimentary takeaway tea or coffee and a slice of cake will be available from the National Trust tearoom before the morning tuition begins.

Once at the Aira Force Waterfalls Mark will provide expert photography tips and hints and professional guidance on how to take the perfect photograph and make the most of the stunning autumnal colours on display before heading back to Glenridding by foot along the footpath for a gentle 3.5 mile walk.

Lisa Braithwaite, Attractions Marketing Manager at Ullswater ‘Steamers’ says;

“Autumn in the Lake District is one of the best times of the year to visit and capture the beauty of the landscape on camera. We are delighted to be working with Mark Littlejohn to give people the opportunity to get some expert tips and advice and combine it with a short walk and tranquil cruise on Ullswater.”

Mark Littlejohn is an award-winning landscape photographer based on the edge of the English Lake District. He was named the Take a View UK Landscape Photographer of the Year for 2014. He specialises in moody, atmospheric early morning conditions and offers bespoke one-to-one workshops and Lakeland tours.

The Autumn Colours Photography Cruise & Walk with Mark Littlejohn costs£30 per person, ticket price includes Photography tuition & guide, single cruise to Aira Force and complimentary tea/coffee & a slice of cake. To book the event and view full Terms & Conditions please visit



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Ullswater ‘Steamers’ is a family-owned business that has been operating in the tranquil Ullswater Valley since 1859. Today, the company provides a sustainable and environmentally friendly way of linking some of the most iconic walking routes and views in the Lake District National Park. 

Ullswater ‘Steamers’ has one of the largest heritage passenger vessel fleets in England, including the oldest working passenger vessel in the world, Lady of the Lake.

The business’s awards include Gold at CREA’s 2014 and 2015 Green at Heart Award, Gold for the 2013 and 2014 GTBS Visit England award and winner of Cumbria Tourism’s 2011 Sustainable Tourism award, among many others.

The ‘Steamers’ run every day of the year except Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, and prices start at £6.40 for an adult ticket.