Lake cruises on England’s most beautiful lake
Getting Here

to Ullswater 'Steamers'



By Car to Glenridding Pier (Southern end of Ullswater)

From Keswick: A66, A5091 to Aira Force, turn right onto Lake Road, Glenridding is 2 miles away.
From the South: Only 8 miles from Ambleside via Kirkstone Pass to Glenridding and 12 miles from Bowness/Windermere (SatNav CA11 0US). Parking in Steamers Car Park or in the Village by Tourist Information Centre. 

By Car to Pooley Bridge Pier (Northern end of Ullswater)

From the North M6 J.40/A66 : Only 5 miles from Junction 40 on the M6 onto the A66, then onto the A592 to Pooley Bridge (SatNav CA10 2NN). Parking in Pooley Bridge Village and LDNP Car Parks within less than five minutes walk to the Pier. Drop off point/Bus Stop outside Pier House entrance.

By Bus

Links between Penrith, Pooley Bridge and Glenridding operate all year. Telephone Traveline on 0871 200 22 33 for wider public transport connections .Great savings when you visit with Stagecoach and the Bus & Boat Ticket and now you can link online with rail tickets. To plan your visit click here or download the Stagecoach App here.

By Train

First TransPennine Express and/or Virgin Trains, run direct train services to Penrith from London Euston, Birmingham, Manchester and Manchester Airport, Preston, Lancaster, Oxenholme, Carlisle, Glasgow and Edinburgh. Other services run trains from Newcastle to Penrith via Carlisle.

Book your TransPennine Express discounted tickets online 

Northern Rail run services into Windermere and connect with Stagecoach buses, great for a car-free day out.  For Train info click here and for Bus Timetables here.

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