Our Address

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

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

A592 Road Closure - Kirkstone Pass

The A592 at Kirkstone pass will be closed from April 16th-30th. This will be a 24-hour, seven days a week closure, with no access possible between Windermere and Ullswater.

Northbound diversion route from Central Lakes-

Via the A591 (and a short section of the A593) through Ambleside, joining the A66 near Keswick and heading East towards the A5091 towards Dockray. Approx. 47 miles. 

Southbound diversion route from Glenridding-

Travelling north and onto the A5091 through Dockray, onto the A66 towards Keswick and then onto the A591 (and a short section of the A593) through Ambleside, re-joining the A592 at Windermere. 

We are in discussions with the Safer Road Team and Cumbria County Council, along with local residents and businesses to minimise impacts during planned works where possible.

For detailed information and diversion maps if you are travelling from the North to or through Glenridding please visit https://new.cumbria.gov.uk/parking-streets-and-transport/streets-roads-and-pavements/road-maintenance-closures-and-improvements/plans-projects-and-improvements/safer-roads-a592

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, 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. 

Enjoy a car-free visit to the Ullswater Valley with the return of the 'Ullswater Bus', a minibus service in the valley connecting key hotspots! Find out more here.

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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