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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 impact our business has on the surrounding environment.
Recent editions to our retail range and visitor donation gifts include the I Walked The Ullswater Way pin badge. Retailing at just £2.00, for every badge sold 50p is donated back to conservation projects and the footpath repair of The Ullswater Way.
In 1990 we introduced a visitor payback 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 from this help to contribute towards the upkeep of the footpath between the two piers.
Our online donation scheme helps to support local charity Penrith & District 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.
You can view our environmental policy to see what we commit to doing to be sustainable and environmentally friendly. We fully support a host of projects both UK wide with the Clean, Check and Dry scheme, as well as in the Lake District with the National Trust's "Looking after your Lakes" initiative and many more different projects.
Here are our top tips to help protect this fragile environment
Thank you, your support does help to make a difference.