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Ullswater Lake Boat Ride

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  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Multiple times offered throughout the day
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Ullswater Lake Boat Ride
From US$ 21.23
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Ullswater Lake Boat Ride
US$ 21.23
Overview
Discover the delights of the Ullswater Valley on this 2.5-hour Ullswater Lake boat ride. Hop aboard your sightseeing boat at Glenridding Pier and head out onto the gentle waves. Gaze out over the rugged peaks and rolling hills, and enjoy a moment of complete tranquillity. Break your cruise up with visits to Howtown and Pooley Bridge, and perhaps enjoy a stroll to explore the countryside at your leisure before cruising back to base. A good range of seating options are available on board to ensure your comfort. 
What to Expect
Our main base at starting point is at Glenridding Pier. There is a pay & display car park at the pier. Board the boat and sit back, relax and enjoy the spectacular scenery. The southern reach of the lake has dramatic views of the rugged mountains. If you visit in Spring you may be lucky enough to see Wordsworth's Daffodils on the lake shore. The first stop is Howtown, approx 35 minutes from Glenridding. This is a popular departure point for walkers, many of whom walk the 7 miles back to Glenridding. If you remain on the boat here you will soon pass the world-famous Sharrow Bay Hotel, followed by Ullswater Yacht Club. Our third Pier is at Pooley Bridge, approx 1 hour from Glenridding. Depending on the time of day and timetable there is chance to break your journey here and explore the pretty village, with a few shops and places to eat. Reboard the boat for the return journey to Glenridding via Howtown.

This tour can be started from Pooley Bridge, just be aware the parking is a short walk from Pooley Bridge Pier.

There is a choice of seating on board the boats, open, covered and in cosy heated saloons.
Due to the historic nature of the vessels wheelchair access is not always possible.
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Reviewed 3 days ago
Really easy pleasant trip

We used the steamer to go to aura force for a hike. The people selling tickets and serving tea etc were very nice and helpful, calling the steamer to check if they could get into the jetty as at low water or high wind it’s...More

Thank patricia s
Mark H, General Manager at Ullswater Steamers, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for taking the time and trouble to write your fabulous review. We are all delighted that you had such a great time and look forward to welcoming you back on board very soon.

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
Shame about the weather

Popped in for an impromptu steamer ride this week when passing through. Just missed a sailing but killed some time enjoying the local walks and views until the next departure. Helpful and friendly staff and a lovely historic steamer. Unfortunately the rain came about five...More

Thank Ybabobmij
Reviewed 5 days ago
great lovely

great boat /steamer journey lasts for 2 hrs plus so take pack lunch or snacks/ but u can get refreshments on steamer and a cafe at end of trip . beautyfull scenery . lovely photos can be taken. if you had ride on railway ravenglass...More

Thank Alison G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
. Recommended to allA Chance To Relax

The boat crew were very helpful. I was not at first aware that there was a 10% discount on the cost of the first trip of the day. The decking arrangements gave you the chance to either sample the wind inyour face on the open...More

Thank barry p
Mark H, General Manager at Ullswater Steamers, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks for taking the time and trouble to write such a fabulous review! We are all delighted that you had such a good time and hope to see you back on board again very soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Brilliant time thanks to really helpful, friendly staff

We had decided on a trip on Ullswater on Sunday (2.9.18) not realising it was the Hellvellyn Triathlon that day. Staff attempts to get the steamers running on time first thing were hampered by the competitors having to have all completed the swim on Ullswater...More

Thank barbradep
Mark H, General Manager at Ullswater Steamers, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks for taking the time and trouble to write such a fabulous review! We are all delighted that you had such a good time and hope to see you back on board again very soon.

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The brochure says 'dog friendly'. :-)
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