New Ullswater Steamers stop opens up the Lake District

Date Posted: 04/05/2015

A new lakeside jetty has been built on the shores of Ullswater, giving groups more options for exploring the region.

A new lakeside jetty will provide Ullswater Steamer passengers with an extra stopping point on the shores of Ullswater in the Lake District, when it opens later this month. 

Starting from Glenridding pier, passengers can now sail to the new 46-metre long timber jetty at Aira Green, which has also had a new boardwalk built to help passengers disembark.

The new pier is a joint project between the National Trust, which owns and manages the area around Aira Force, one of Ullswater’s most visited attractions.

From the pier, groups can take the three mile walk up to and around the Aira Force waterfall before walking back to Glenridding Pier, or visit Glencoyne Bay, the place that inspired William Wordsworth’s Daffodils.

The jetty will be formally opened by Sally Balcombe, chief executive of Visit Britain, alongside David Little, chief executive of Lake District Estates and Jeremy Barlow, general manager, National Trust Central & East Lakes on 20th May.

For more information on group travel in the Lake Disctrict visit

Photo credit: Paul Harris, National Trust.

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