Our Address

Ullswater 'Steamers',
The Pier House,
CA11 0US

Ullswater 'Steamers',
Pooley Bridge Pier,
Pooley Bridge,
CA10 2NN

A592 Road Closures

There will be overnight closures (9pm-7am) running on the A592 at Kirkstone Pass from 30th October - 17th November. These overnight closures are for drain repairs and to install the wooden-clad vehicle restraint systems (crash barriers).

During these night closures, there will be daytime traffic lights.

There will be similar overnight closures on the following dates:

  • Wednesday 6 December until Wednesday 20 December 2023
  • Wednesday 3 January until Friday 19 January 2024

Find out more about the closures and diversions here

Parking at Glenridding

We have a pay and display car park on-site at Glenridding. The machine for this is just at the bottom of the ramp as you approach the pier houses. It takes cash or contactless cards.

There is also a large pay and display car park in the village, just a short walk from our pier house

We have 1 x  double 11kW EV charger on site located by the picnic area. Charges apply. Please download the Monta app in advance of your visit and follow the instructions to charge your vehicle. Please note that Ullswater Steamers do not manage the app services. Please contact Monta directly via the app if you have any queries or issues. Please note that car parking charges apply whilst using the EV. 

Parking at Pooley Bridge

There is a large pay and display car park just a short walk from our Pooley Bridge pier house. Please note that this car park is not provided by Ullswater ‘Steamers. 

Co-ordinates for the car park: 54.611544, -2.831425

There are also 2 pay and display car parks on either side of the bridge and extra car parking in a field signposted in the village.

More information can be found here

Parking at Aira Force

There is a National Trust car park at Aira Force, just a short walk away from our pier. 

The postcode for this car park is  CA11 0JS.

Parking at Howtown

Due to its secluded nature, there are no car parking facilities available at Howtown.

Finding us using what3words

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Get to Ullswater ‘Steamers’ by bus

Leave the car behind and take the bus to Ullswater ‘Steamers’ for a beautiful Lake District cruise. Stagecoach bus services stop in Glenridding village, just outside Aira Force National Trust entrance and outside the Ullswater 'Steamers' pier house at Pooley Bridge. All of the bus stops are within easy walking distance of Ullswater ‘Steamers’ piers. Ask the bus driver for a Bus and Boat ticket and save money on combined bus and boat tickets. 

Please note:

  • There are no buses to Howtown Pier - it can only be accessed by Ullswater ‘Steamers’ boats
  • Check Stagecoach bus timetables are up to date before travelling
  • The Bus & Boat ticket with Stagecoach is now available to purchase on Stagecoach buses. 

Get to Ullswater ‘Steamers’ by train

For a more sustainable day out why not travel by train to Ullswater ‘Steamers’ for your lake cruise? 

Travel to Penrith on Avanti West Coast mainline or Transpennine Cross Country services. Connect with a Stagecoach bus from Penrith train station to Ullswater ‘Steamers’ piers at Pooley Bridge or Glenridding. Save money with a combined Bus and Boat ticket and enjoy a car free day out. 

Please note:

  • Ullswater ‘Steamers’ nearest train station is Penrith on the West Coast mainline. Direct services to/from Glasgow, Carlisle, Manchester, London. 
  • Check train and bus timetables connections align with your chosen Ullswater ‘Steamers’ cruise times and departure point.  

Contact Ullswater ‘Steamers’

Please contact our friendly and helpful team on 017684 82229 for further help and information with your visit to Ullswater ‘Steamers’, the Lake District.

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