AboutUllswater 'Steamers' is an award winning environmentally accredited Lake District attraction celebrating over 150 years of operating cruises on England's most beautiful lake. We operate one of the largest heritage passenger fleets in the world offering visitors an experience they will never forget.
Excellent facilities onboard and at the Pier Houses. Ullswater runs a serpentine course for eight miles through expansive vistas of Lakeland's highest mountains. Helvellyn at 3,117ft (950m) crowns Ullswater, at the South-Western end of the valley, standing on a mighty plateau approximately 9 miles (14.5km) in length and 4.5 miles (7km) wide. The Steamers provide the perfect opportunity to combine a cruise with some of the most famous and spectacular walks in the Lake District National Park.
The 'Steamers' operate an all year service with varying timetable connections. Cruise times vary from 20 - 120 minutes. The 'Steamers' operate a standard 'Round the Lake' ticket which stops at Glenridding, Howtown and Pooley Bridge Piers. There is also a new shuttle service between Glenridding Pier and Aira Force. Please see website for full timetable information.
Enjoy light refreshments from the Pier Houses with spectacular views of the lake and surrounding mountains. Free Wi-Fi and commentary app, electric bike charging and car hire point.
Please note that due to the historical nature of the vessels - access can be limited onboard. Please visit our website for access statement and call us prior to arrival if limited mobility so we can advise best vessel to travel. Toilets onboard are not accessible apart from Lady Wakefield