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 at Glenridding and Pooley Bridge. Our boats also offer some facilities, including toilets, light refreshments and indoor and outdoor seating.

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 at the skipper's discretion (except Lady Dorothy)
  • Bicycle racks available outside the main piers at Glenridding and Pooley Bridge
  • Please note: facilities at Pooley Bridge pier house close for the winter in January and February
Parking at Ullswater ‘Steamers’

Is my dog welcome?

  • Ullswater ‘Steamers’ is dog friendly
  • Dogs are welcome to enjoy pawsome adventures on board for just £1.00
  • Dog water bowls are available outside the main pier houses

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

Is my dog welcome?

Wi-fi

  • We have free WI-FI available at our pier houses in Glenridding and Pooley Bridge
  • Simply connect to the Purple WI-FI network on your device
  • We have free USB charging points inside both pier houses and on board our boats
Wi-fi

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. Facilities at Pooley Bridge pier are closed during the winter season, January - February. 

Food and drink

Paddleboards & Bikes

  • Spaces for paddleboards & bikes on-board are limited and are allocated at the skipper's discretion 
  • Spaces cost £2.50 per bike/paddleboard if space is available and cannot be pre-booked
  • We cannot guarantee passage on your day of travel due to the historic nature of some of the boats 

Please note: paddleboards must be deflated before boarding the boats.

Paddleboards & Bikes

Wishtrip App

  • WishTrip is an online platform that acts as an interactive visitor guide for visitors to attractions and landmarks all over the world
  • We have set up a site on WishTrip, helping visitors bring to life some of the most beautiful walks to be found in the Lake District
  • Explore the new Ullswater Way Heritage Trail, taking in Ullswater's fascinating heritage with key landmarks and heritage sites en route

Wishtrip App