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Ullswater Steamers reveal their new cruise and electric bike tours

Ullswater Steamers reveal their new cruise and electric bike tours

Ullswater Steamers reveal their new cruise and electric bike tours

Unique packages have been put together for visitors to the Lake District this spring and summer that combine two modes of transport that are great for seeing the best of the lakes. Ullswater Steamers, the company offering idyllic lake cruises, have put together a package that includes a cruise on this most scenic of waters and a tour on an electric bike.

Their brand new Electric Bike Cruise Explorer Tours combine the two modes of transport to give visitors an unforgettable experience. The electric bike tour is led a highly experience Blue Badge Guide, who are all veritable mines of information and fascinating facts and figures.

Two different options are available. Tour 1, running on June 16, is a Lowther-themed tour that also has strong daffodil connections built into its itinerary.  The tour starts at 9.30am at Pooley Bridge Pier House at the top of Ullswater for a 9.45am sailing to Howtown.  The group disembark to mount their electric bikes, which will be the wind beneath their wings for the rest of the day.

The guided cycle tour includes visiting Gowbarrow, where William Wordsworth saw the daffodils (Lenten Lilies) that inspired his most famous poem.  The itinerary then takes the cyclists to Eusemere, Barton Church, Askham village and Lowther Castle, for a tour of the castle and gardens.

En route, the party enjoy a light lunch at the Queen’s Head, Tirril, consisting of home-produced cold meat pie, bread and butter and chutney, with a bowl of chips to share.  This tour ends at Pooley Bridge at approximately 5pm.

Tour 2 runs on May 5 and July 26 with a Dacre theme.  The day starts at Pooley Bridge Pier at the top of the lake at 9.30am for the 9.45am sailing to Howtown.  Once everyone is in the saddle of their electric bike, the group will depart for Howtown village, Sharrow Bay and Eusemere, taking in Dacre Church (home to the megalithic stone Dacre Bears and ancient crosses), Dacre Castle and a rare breeds farm at Stoddah famed for its venison and beef (Deer ‘n’ Dexter).  Great views and lots of wildlife sightings are assured and the group can purchase items for their saddlebag from Deer ‘n’ Dexter, if they wish.

This tour enjoys a light lunch at the Horse & Farrier in Dacre, consisting of soup and bread and butter and ends at Pooley Bridge at around 4.30pm.

Both of these tour experiences are available to adults and children aged 14 and above (the legal age required for the riding of an electric bike on the road).  With electric power behind them, the cyclists should all be able to tackle the routes with ease, allowing the electric power to take the strain of any hills and rises and kick in when the legs need some help.

The Lowther tour costs £45 per person and the Dacre tour £40 per person.  Book at or call 017684 82229. ENDS




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