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Ullswater Steamers Lake Cruises & Walks

Date: 12th April 2018
Author: fionabousfield
Publisher: Darwin Escapes
Park: Keswick Reach Lodge Retreat
Local Area

Enjoy the Lake District at its very best with the fantastic Ullswater Steamers Lake Cruises…

The Lake District is one of the most visually stunning parts of the UK; blessed with outstanding natural beauty. This is this trait which has contributed towards the area recently joining an elite band of UK locations to be declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Ullswater Lake is generally considered to be one of the Lake District’s most beautiful attractions and there is no better way of enjoying this awe-inspiring wonder than whilst taking advantage of one of the Ullswater Steamers lake cruises.

Darwin Escapes customers staying at the nearby Keswick Reach Lodge Retreat can now benefit from a 10% discount off the price of tickets to this fantastic attraction. Read on to learn how to get your 10% discount vouchers and why Ullswater Lake is sure to form the basis for a day of complete rest and relaxation on your next holiday in Keswick.

“Beauty and Grandeur”

This eight mile long lake is the second largest in the Lake District and generally considered to be its most striking. The natural beauty of this attraction is believed to have inspired William Wordsworth’s “Daffodils” poem who described Ullswater as being “the happiest combination of beauty and grandeur, which any of the Lakes affords”.

It is now a popular destination for yachting enthusiasts, with there being several marinas scattered across the lake and the Ullswater Yachting Club themselves being situated on its Eastern Shores.

Ullswater Lake is also strongly associated with former water speed record holder Donald Campbell and his legendary Bluebird machines. Campbell set the World Water Speed Record on this very lake with his jet engine Bluebird K7 in 1955; achieving a top speed of just over 202 mph.

Ullswater Lake Cruises

One of the best ways of experiencing Ullswater is on water and the Ullswater Steamers have been offering visitors the chance to do this since way back in 1855!

The Ullswater Steamers now operates one of largest fleets of heritage vessels in the world affording you the chance to travel the full width and length of the lake in style. Take in the spectacular mountains as well as the historic castles and buildings which surround Ullsworth on-board one of these beautiful vessels, the oldest of which was launched in June 1877. On-board these vessels you find fully licensed bars which serve beverages of the alcoholic, hot and soft varieties.

Enjoying a pet friendly holiday in the Lake District and don’t want to leave your pooch back in your lodge? Then Ullswater’s Lake Cruises will be right up your street, with dogs being permitted on-board all of the heritage vessels for an additional fee.

Walks Around Ullswater Lake

You can explore further afield on foot via one of the Ullswater Streamers walks, with the company having putting together a variety of routes designed to cater for varying abilities and fitness levels.

These specially designed Ullswater Steamers Walks range from a 7 mile lakeside walk between Howton and Glenridding to the challenging 20 mile route which takes you past all four of the Ullswater Steamers piers which are located at Glenridding, Aira Force, Howtown and Pooley Bridge.

So, regardless of whether you are looking for a casual walk with the family or an challenging hiking expedition; there is an Ullswater Steamers Walking route just for you enabling the whole family to discover the outstanding natural beauty which inspired Wordsworth all of those years ago.

10% off the Ullswater Steamers Lake Cruises

If you are staying at Keswick Reach Lodge Retreat, then you are now entitled to a 10% discount on the price of tickets for the Ullswater Steamers Lake Cruises. Simply ask for a discount voucher from one of our friendly team members on main reception to take advantage of this special deal which is available to Darwin Escapes customers staying at our Award Winning Resort.

Find a time which suits you to make the most of this world renowned attraction on your next Keswick holiday by viewing the Ullswater Steamers timetable.

Ensure that you make the most of the Lake District’s splendid natural beauty with the Ullswater Steamers !

Photo Credits: Frank Pickavant, Peter Skynner | Western Bell Ullswater Ferry Glenridding | CC BY-SA 2.0, Rose & Trev Clough

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