Buy a full ‘round the lake’ pass at Ullswater Steamers. Or a ‘full line’ return at the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway to receive a 50% off voucher to visit the sister attraction on another day. The choice is yours!
Ullswater ‘Steamers’ and the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway are two heritage sister attractions located within the Northern and Western Reaches of the Lake District National Park. Set amidst spectacular scenery of craggy fells, timeless landscapes and crystal clear waters but there is so much more to explore.
Award winning attraction Ullswater ‘Steamers’ have been sailing for over 150 years on England’s most beautiful lake running a serpentine course through expansive vistas of Lakeland’s greatest mountains.
At the Southern reach the mighty Helvellyn at 3,117ft (950m) crowns the South-Western plateau some 14.5 km wide. This land was inspiration for some of the most famous writers and artists over the centuries. Such as William Wordsworth, Samuel Coleridge and Sir Walter Scott. At Glencoyne Bay in the spring, you can still those famous “daffodils” immortalised by Wordsworth in that famous poem.
There are five vessels in the Ullswater fleet. The oldest “Lady of the Lake” was built in 1877 and is believed to be the oldest sailing passenger vessel in the world. Cruises operate all year and link some of the most famous and spectacular walking routes in the National Park. As well as being home to a rich biodiversity of wildlife including some of England’s rarer species such as the Red squirrel. And one of the last remaining wild Red Deer Herds dating back to William the Conqueror in the UK, England’s largest land mammal.
Our sister attraction the Ravenglass & Eskdale steam railway is one of the oldest, longest narrow gauge railways in the world. These narrow gauge steam engines take you to the hills with a 1 in 55 gradient at points. From the only coastal village in the National Park, Ravenglass. It was once a bustling port and of great significance in Roman times. It is regarded as the most southerly point in the unique defensive system developed in the days of Emperor Hadrian. The journey itself was one of Wainwright favorites. Consisting of seven miles of spectacular scenery to the foot of England’s highest mountains, the Scafell Range. There is something for everyone with plenty of trails and walks to explore so you can discover your very own part of the Lake District National Park.