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Ullswater Steamers

Pier House Glenridding CA11 0US 01768 482 229

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The crowds go to Windermere, but those in the know visit Ullswater, the beautiful northeastern lake traversed by century-old steamers. These leave from the small village of Glenridding and travel across the lake to Howtown and then up to Pooley Bridge – you can get off at either place and walk back if your legs are up to it, though the full round-lake cruise is a beauty, with the 3000-foot peak of Helvellyn rising above the serene waters.

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Return tickets adults £10, children £5, family ticket £27; hop-on-hop-off Round-the-Lake Pass adults £13.40, children £6.70, family ticket £33.


  • Boating & Canoeing

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  • Countryside
  • Waterside


School and summer holidays up to 9 sailings daily, otherwise 3–6 sailings daily.

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