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Ullswater ‘Steamers’ is an environmentally accredited attraction. We currently hold Gold GTBS and Green at Heart accreditations. The biodiversity of the Ullswater Valley is a key element in our success and we recognise our duty to be responsible for the environmental impacts our business has on the surrounding environment.
In 1990 we introduced a visitor donation scheme raising funds and awareness towards the repair and upkeep of footpaths between Howtown and Glenridding, a popular walking route between two Ullswater ‘Steamers’ drop off points. Monies raised also support and fund other projects within the Valley, online donations hep to support local charity Penrith Red Squirrels whose work is vital towards protecting and preserving the habitat of one of Englands rarest mammals. You can get involved too by becoming a volunteer for some of our local conservation partners. Helping to protect the UK waterways with Check, Clean and Dry scheme, the control of invasive species to maintain our waterways into the future, to find out more click here.
We also hold annual fundraising events in support of local and national conservation charities promoting projects and memberships for charities such as the RSPB, National Trust, Northern Red Squirrels, Flora of the Fells, Cumbria Wildlife Trust. You can view our environmental policy here.
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Thank you, your support does help to make a difference