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“Great views - but choose a good day!”
Review of Ullswater Steamers

Ullswater Steamers
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$18.86*
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Ullswater Lake Boat Ride
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Owner description: The lake runs a serpentine course in three reaches with Helvellyn crowning the plateau at the head of the lake; at 3117 ft it is England’s third highest mountain. Ullswater ‘Steamers’ create the perfect opportunity to combine a cruise with some of the most famous and spectacular walks in the Lake District. With miles of bridleways linked by ‘Steamer’ routes there are so many opportunities for exploring the area. Free commentary app download for apple and android users.
Gloucestershire
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248 reviews
38 attraction reviews
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“Great views - but choose a good day!”
Reviewed May 15, 2013

We used the steamer to return to Glenridding from Howtown, a small hamlet part way down the
lake. We walked on the outward journey - a pleasant and scenic walk with quite a bit of undulating climb that takes about 3 hours (plus or minus 30 minutes, depending on your fitness and walking speed).

We walked from Glenridding as we had seen the weather forecast and this made it less likely we'd have to walk in the rain and was also downwind. Most people take the steamer and walk back.

The trip back was pleasant enough with a warm undercabin with a bar serving alcoholic and soft drinks. On deck it was cold and damp, although thankfully we could still see much of the sceneery as we glided smoothly westward.

A great way to take in the scenery, especially on a fine day when you can sit outside on the upper deck.

Parking at Glenridding is expensive (£5 or £7) so parking at Howtown (limited) or Pooley Bridge is a cheaper option.

Visited May 2013
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London
2 reviews
“Steamer has a great view”
Reviewed May 12, 2013

Great way to see the area and to get to a trail head. The deck is pretty exposed to the elements. Good value

Visited May 2013
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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“great fun”
Reviewed May 12, 2013

Great for all family, we visited in june 2012 with a new born baby and a 7 year old.
Would recomend to family and friends

Visited July 2012
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Penrith, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Great day out but wrap up warm”
Reviewed May 4, 2013

Went with my partner and kids and we all had an equally amazing time. Take a camera, take a warm coat. We will definitely be back

Visited May 2013
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Bradford
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“Great trip”
Reviewed May 3, 2013

Really enjoyed out cruise - the service is great and the views are absolutely delightful!! Very relaxing few hours spent on the lake a real tonic!

Visited May 2013
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