Waterfoot Park is just ten minutes from the main pier at Pooley Bridge on Ullswater. There is a wide range of cruise options on Ullswater and an abundance of water-based activities providers in the local area. The activities on offer are suitable for all abilities and range from sailing to canoeing and paddle-boarding
Ullswater ‘Steamers’ is an award winning environmentally accredited Lake District attraction celebrating over 150 years of operating cruises on England’s most beautiful lake. They operate one of the largest heritage vessel fleets in the world, offering visitors an experience they will never forget. Cruises connect to some of the most famous and iconic walking routes including the Ullswater Way in the Lake District National Park, with views of Wordsworth's Daffodils on the West shore in Spring. Excellent facilities on-board include open and covered upper deck seating areas in addition to covered downstairs saloons, licensed bars and toilets. Excellent facilities also located at the Pier Houses including free Wi-Fi. The ‘Steamers’ operate an all year service with varying timetable connections between Glenridding, Howtown, Pooley Bridge Piers and between Glenridding and National Trust Aira Force Pier. Cruise times vary from 20 – 120 minutes.
There are a variety of outdoor activity centres located around Ullswater. High adventure options include ghyll scrambling, rock climbing white water rafting or quad biking. There is horse riding nearby or why not a guided walk with a twist and try a Nordic Adventure around the Ullswater Way.
From beginners to advanced yachtsmen, there are sailing centres on Ullswater that offer sailing lessons or offer sailing boat hire from one man dinghy’s to larger craft. The Ullswater Yacht club welcome sailors from 7-70 (and beyond) providing training at all levels, with a range of training boats The training school is run by Royal Yachting Association fully qualified Instructors operating a family orientated club with disabled access that welcomes anyone with an interest in sailing.
Ullswater provides fantastic opportunities to take to the water and explore this part of the Lake District National Park in a canoe or kayak. Beginners can have a go, guided by experts located at many of the outdoor activity centres and sailing schools around the lake. Create your own adventure exploring the many islands and hidden beaches of Ullswater.