at Ullswater 'Steamers'
Posted 8th April 2014
A cruise on the beautiful Ullswater will be a tempting add-on for passengers travelling on the iconic ‘Fellsman’ steam train this summer.
On June 11, 18 and 25 you will get the chance to experience the thrill of travelling over the 24-arched Ribblehead Viaduct – a true masterpiece of Victorian engineering.
Departing from Lancaster, Preston, Blackburn, Clitheroe and Long Preston (near Settle), the steam hauled locomotive will be chosen from the historic pool of engines based at Carnforth, including the LMS Royal Scot 46115 ‘Scots Guardsman’.
With limestone peaks and deep valleys, the legendary journey that takes you through the remote regions of the Yorkshire Dales and the North Pennines really is England’s most scenic railway. This is a rich landscape bursting with flora and fauna, with dappled woodland and gentle river valleys, replete with wild red deer and wheeling peregrines, all dominated by the high rolling Pennine Fells – a true Eden.
And to continue your picturesque day out you can opt for a classic coach tour and Ullswater ‘Steamers’ cruise for £22, offering a chance to explore the Lake District’s most beautiful lake, Ullswater, nestling below Helvellyn, England’s third highest mountain, for a spectacular hour long cruise.
Nothing could be better than recapturing the romance of steam and combining it with the nostalgia of a classic coach journey rounded off with the serenity of a cruise on England’s most beautiful lake Ullswater – a day to remember and a day to cherish.