Boats, Boots & Marmalade

Lake District National Park

The experience

In the company of an experienced National Park Ranger, take an hour-long cruise on beautiful Ullswater, with expert commentary all the way to Pooley Bridge. Then enjoy a three mile (5km) guided walk around the Dalemain Loop past the ancient Church of Dacre dating from the 12th Century with its mysterious Stone Bears. Arrive at Dalemain Mansion, home to the annual world-famous Marmalade Festival. Enjoy a buffet lunch and private tour of this family home, including the private cellars, and finish with a marmalade tasting session. Return cruise to Glenridding.

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Ullswater Steamers

  • Expert guided walk with local ranger on the Dalemain Loop of the Ullswater Way
  • Boat trip on Ullswater, England’s most beautiful lake and inspiration for William Wordsworth’s famous ‘host of golden daffodils’
  • Private tour of Dalemain Mansion cellars & buffet lunch with marmalade tasting

The detail

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4-5 hours

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Group size

10-15 people

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Cost per person

£75 per person

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Fitness level


Parking Facilities

Free short stay parking on site. Longer stay parking in Glenridding village centre for a small charge.

Refreshments and meals

Buffet lunch included.

Special equipment needed

Suitable clothing for the weather on the day. Walking boots recommended.


Tuesdays, May – September.

Accessibility considerations and facilities

Not accessible for wheelchair users or people with mobility issues.


Intermediate English required to fully appreciate the experience.

Group information

  • Tour operator rate
  • Ad hoc group rate
  • Tour series rate
Lake District

Lake District National Park

A UNESCO World Heritage Site and a National Park of epic proportions, The Lake District is home to Scafell Pike – England’s highest mountain – and Wastwater, its deepest lake.