Accessibility and Facilities at Ullswater ‘Steamers’

To help you plan your visit, Ullswater ‘Steamers’ has designed a facilities guide. We have four piers, Pooley Bridge, Glenridding, Howtown and Aira Force. 

Ullswater ‘Steamers’ facilities are located at our main pier houses Glenridding and Pooley Bridge. Our boats also offer some facilities, including toilets, light refreshments and indoor and outdoor seating.

Please note: we advise passengers requiring wheelchair access to contact Ullswater ‘Steamers’ in advance to check boat suitability.


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Parking at Ullswater ‘Steamers’

  • Pay and display parking is available at Glenridding, Pooley Bridge and Aira Force. Parking is not provided by Ullswater 'Steamers' at Pooley Bridge and Aira Force
  • There is no parking at Howtown Pier
  • Bicycles and paddleboards permitted on-board our boats (except Lady Dorothy)
  • Bicycle racks available outside the main piers at Glenridding and Pooley Bridge
Parking at Ullswater ‘Steamers’

Wheelchair accessibility

  • Lady Wakefield is fully accessible with accessible toilets on board
  • Our other boats are accessible but without accessible toilet facilities 
  • Wheelchair accessible toilets are available at Glenridding and Pooley Bridge pier houses

We advise passengers requiring wheelchair access to contact Ullswater ‘Steamers’ in advance to check boat suitability.

Wheelchair accessibility

Is my dog welcome?

  • Ullswater ‘Steamers’ is dog friendly
  • Dogs are welcome on-board our boats for £1.00
  • Dog water bowls available outside the main pier houses

Enjoy a dog-friendly family day out with Ullswater 'Steamers'!

Is my dog welcome?

Food and drink

  • Fully licensed bars on-board all boats and at Glenridding Pier House
  • Light refreshments can be purchased at the pier houses and on-board the boats
  • Outdoor picnic areas and indoor seating at Pooley Bridge and Glenridding

Please note: there are no facilities at Howtown Pier. National Trust Aira Force facilities are a five-minute walk from the pier.

Food and drink