Ullswater and Inspired Landscapes

Travel through the tranquil lands and inspiring scenery of the Eastern Lakes on this one day tour.

The tour focuses around the Eastern Lakes travelling over the famous Kirkstone Pass and onto Ullswater. You will have chance to enjoy a Lake cruise and see the area that inspired Wordsworth’s Daffodils.

In the afternoon you will travel to the remote valley of Martindale and the reservoir of Haweswater.

  • A View of Ullswater
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  • Kirkstone Pass
  • Shap Abbey
  • St Martin's Church
  • Ullswater
    • Times: Thursday Tours: 9.45 to 16.30 March 24th 2018 to Oct 28th 2018


      Tour pick-ups from select accommodation and locations in Windermere, Bowness-on-Windermere, Ambleside, Grasmere, Kendal £5pp, Keswick £5pp 
      Prices for 2018:
      Adult = £46
      Child = £37
      Senior = £44

      Please note that each customer must have their own seat onboard the vehicle. 

      How To Book: You can instantly book by selecting your preferred date on this page.

      Included Extras Cruise on Ullswater.

      Please Note: A minimum of 4 passengers is required for this tour to operate

      We regret our tours are unsuitable for under 5's.

      For more information please browse the Full Itinerary, Additional Information and the Route Map. If you would like a Daily Tour brochure or further information regarding our Ullswater and Inspired Landscapes Tour please contact us.

    • This full day tour explores some of the remote valleys on the eastern side of Lake District. From Windermere we cross over the Kirkstone Pass, the highest pass in the Lakes, and make our way to Ullswater for a 40 minute cruise to Howtown.

      Back on the bus we make a short climb with spectacular views into Martindale where we visit the 800 year old St Martin’s Church with its even older yew tree. We also visit the much younger church of St Peter’s that is famous for its stained glass windows. From here we drive along the shore of Ullswater to Pooley Bridge where there will be time for lunch in the village.

      In the afternoon we visit Lowther Castle, former home to the Earls of Lonsdale, and look at the ongoing restoration work.  Following the tranquil Lowther valley we head south into Mardale where we view Haweswater, the dam and the mountains beyond.

      With the last stop of the day there’s time for a short walk to the 12th century Shap Abbey, before making our way back to Windermere over the famous Shap summit.

    • Tour Type
      This tour is a guided scenic mini-coach tour, but there are times when you will have the option to walk up to a few hundred metres to take in a view or point of interest.  
      Lunch Stop
      You have the opportunity to purchase food & refreshments during the tour, usually the lunch stop will be at the village of Pooley bridge. 
      Clothing & Footwear
      We suggest you wear comfortable and sensible footwear, we also recommend bringing a light raincoat.  
      Ullswater Steamers
      The cruise is operated by a third party and is subject to timetable changes and is weather permitting.
      Assistance Dogs
      We are happy to accept assistance dogs only on this tour. Please contact us to advise us in advance.  
      Please Note: We regret our tours are unsuitable for under 5's.
      For full terms and conditions please see here.

    • *Please note our route maps are a guide only

    Recent Traveller Photos

    • Ullswater View
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    • Sheep relaxing against wall

    Tour Highlights

    Ullswater and Inspired Landscapes Highlights include:

    Visit beautiful Ullswater, which helped inspire William Wordsworth’s Daffodils. See the stunning Eastern Lake District fells and valleys in this full day tour.

    You will enjoy:

    • Kirkstone Pass, the areas highest mountain pass.
    • Ullswater, the ‘most beautiful lake in England’.
    • Shap Abbey, the impressive remains date back to 1199
    • Martindale, a remote and beautiful valley