A public transport adventure around beautiful Ullswater lake which includes magnificent scenery and visits some wonderful villages and attractions along the way.


Itinerary summary

Starting at the popular village of Pooley Bridge, you can explore the village before taking an open top bus along the shores of Ullswater lake to Aira Force waterfall. After visiting the waterfall, a relatively easy walk along the attractive lakeshore takes you to the head of the lake at Glenridding village. Explore the village and nearby lakeshore before taking a fabulous Ullswater Steamers cruise back to Pooley Bridge.


This itinerary suggests a few of the best attractions to visit and lists others that you might want to include. It can easily be done in a day, allowing some time to explore attractions at each stop. An example schedule is included along with current prices. It can also be done at any time of year although the frequency of services is less over the winter.

An interactive map is included below. The suggested start is Pooley Bridge but of course it can be started anywhere along the route or done in a different order.

The itinerary is available for download as a carefully presented PDF document that you can save to your device in case of no WiFi or phone signal.

Bus, boat and train stop locations are given in What3words format, an easy and precise way to navigate if you download the app.

Ullswater Highlights Itinerary

A carefully presented PDF version of the Itinerary is available for download using this link.

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Itinerary map

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