Lake Cruises

photo by IanLivesey

Ullswater Steamers

Four Steamers, three around 100 years old, run a service from Glenridding to Pooley Bridge via Howtown. At Howtown there are a variety of excellent lakeside walks from 1 to 10 miles in length, The steamer services runs daily throughout the year. Tel: 017684 82229

Windermere Lake Cruises
Launches and Steamers sail everyday throughout the year between Bowness, Ambleside and Lakeside with connections to the Aquarium of the Lakes and the World of Beatrix Potter attraction in Bowness. Seasonal connections available to Haverthwaite Steam Railway, Wray Castle, Brockhole Visitor Centre and Ferry House for buses to Hawkshead. Open daily from 9am. Tel: 015394 43360

Steam Yacht Gondola Coniston
An excellent way to take in the scenery of Conistion Water. First launched in 1859 the saloons are furnished to a high standard having been renovated by the National Trust. Carrying 86 passengers they sail to a daily timetable throughout the summer season. Embark at Coniston, park-a-moor or Monk Conistion and Brantwood. Tel: 015394 41288

Coniston Launch
Sailing from the Coniston boat landings these traditional vessels are available for private charter throughout the year through Swallows & Amazons and Campbells on Conistion cruises.
Tel: 015394 36216

Keswick Launch
Cruises around Derwent Water. Rowing & self-drive boats for hire. Open all year round.
Tel: 017687 72263