Ullswater Steamers

Type:Boating, Canoeing & Kayaking

The Pier House, Glenridding, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 0US

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Ullswater '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 'Cruise All Piers' ticket which stops at Glenridding, Howtown and Pooley Bridge Piers with some services also calling at Aira Force Pier. There is also a shuttle service between Glenridding Pier and Aira Force during our Red Timetable. Please see website for full timetable information.

Private Charters

Private Charters for corporate or wedding functions

Electric car charge point

We have an electric car charge point available at Glenridding for use.

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.



  • Disabled Accessibility
  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors
  • Wheelchairs available


  • Picnic area
  • Refreshments Available

Children & Infants

  • Accept children all ages
  • Baby changing facilities

Establishment Features

  • Accept coach parties
  • Cater for groups
  • Conference facilities
  • Dogs Accepted
  • Electric Car Charging
  • Facilities for corporate hospitality
  • Gift shop
  • Public toilets

Key Features

  • Non smoking establishment

Parking & Transport

  • Parking (charge)

Payment Methods

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Sat Nav CA11 0US. From Keswick, A66, A5091 to Aira Force, turn right onto Lake Road, Glenridding is 2 miles away. From the north, only 5 miles from junction 40 on the M6 onto the A66, then onto the A592 to Pooley Bridge. From the south, only 8 miles from Ambleside via Kirkstone Pass to Glenridding or from Bowness/Windermere. By bus links between Penrith and Glenridding operate all year. Telephone Traveline on 0871 200 22 33 By train, First TransPennine Express and/or Virgin Trains,run direct train services to Penrith from London Euston and other major UK destinations. Accessible by Public Transport: Penrith station is 5 miles away.

Opening Times

* Please visit our website or call us for sailing times. Open all year except Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

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