Monday, 6 July 2015

Aira Force Steamer Pier

After many months in the making and years in the planning, the Aira Force Steamer pier is now up and running.

It is the first new stopping point to be built on Ullswater for 50 years. There has also been a huge improvement to the access from Aira Force down to Aira Green with a new hard standing path and boardwalk.

With the complexity of drilling into the lake bed, the pier took a number of months to complete.

The finished article fits effortlessly into the surrounding landscape.

The new boardwalk navigates people from the hard standing path, to the end of the  jetty.

The boardwalk allows easy access across a previously boggy and overgrown section of land.

The pier is the final piece in the jigsaw, to the visitor offer now available at Aira Force. Tourists and locals can now catch a steamer from Glenridding to Aira Force, where they can drop into our new Welcome Building and pick up one of our waterproof Ranger guides, before heading off to explore the majestic landscape of Aira Force. Once they have exhausted the numerous pathways, the tearoom is a perfect place to unwind and regain some energy for the walk back along the rolling pathway that skirts along the lake shore back to Glenridding.

As of the 1st of July the steamers are now running every day, so be sure to come along and experience a fabulous day out in Ullswater.

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