A new jetty for Ullswater's steamer service is nearing completion. The first stopping point to be added to the lake in over 50 years, the pier expands the options for boat-and-walking combinations.
Convenient for visits to Aira Force waterfall or a mini fell walk up nearby Gowbarrow, the Aira Green jetty is also connected to Glenridding via a new off-road path.
David Little, Chief Executive of Lake District Estates, Ullswater Steamers, sounded keen (as well he might):
'The new purpose-built boat pier will be at Aira Point, a stone’s throw away from the impressive tumbling cascade of Aira Force waterfall' he said.
'This joint project between the National Trust, which owns and manages the area around Aira Force, and Ullswater Steamers, is set to greatly enhance connectivity around the lake, and is an example of partnership working at its best. The new pier project also has the added benefit of helping to ensure those staying in the valley now have an additional embarkation point, which will further contribute to reducing the visitor reliance on vehicles to get about during their stay.'