2024 Ullswater Bus Information Coming Soon!

Through our community initiative, Stagecoach is running a pilot Ullswater Bus service this year, 2023, on Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays connecting holiday accommodation around the valley with destinations such as Pooley Bridge, Howtown, Lowther Castle, Ullswater Steamers and onward transport services already in place.

The service is being provided as part of our drive for more sustainable transport and reduced private vehicle traffic in the Ullswater Valley; improving connections between where people are and where they wish to be within the valley.

Leave the car, take the bus!

The 16-seater service runs between 1st July 2023 and 29th October 2023 and below you will find links to the routes and timetable information.

The new Ullswater Bus services run morning and afternoon covering locations within the following three routes:

The Ullswater Bus Timetables

Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays 2023.

Click route to view full timetable

Operated by Stagecoach as a pilot this year the Ullswater Bus serves both visitors and local residents and trips are priced at £2 single, £4 return, under 5s free. Concessionary fares are supported. Wheelchair space available. USB sockets at every seat.

 In addition combined tickets for Ullswater Steamers and other Stagecoach services are available on board and the service is be timed to connect with the existing 508 services where possible.

A successful pilot will mean we can look at running a 7-day service for the Easter – October period next year.

Let the bus take the fuss!

UB1

Pooley Bridge - Bennethead - Leeming - return

Morning

Ullswater Holiday Park9.30am
The Quiet Site9.40am
Pooley Bridge, The Crown9.47am

Early Afternoon

Pooley Bridge, The Crown (Pooley Bridge Inn)11.55am
The Quiet Site12.09pm
Leeming House Hotel12.19pm
Ullswater Holiday Park12.27pm
The Quiet Site12.40pm
Pooley Bridge, The Crown12.47pm

Late Afternoon

Pooley Bridge, The Crown (Pooley Bridge Inn)3.55pm
The Quiet Site4.09pm
Leeming House Hotel4.19pm
Ullswater Holiday Park4.27pm
The Quiet Site4.40pm
Pooley Bridge, The Crown4.47pm

Evening

Pooley Bridge, The Crown (Pooley Bridge Inn)5.55pm
The Quiet Site6.09pm
Leeming House Hotel6.19pm
Ullswater Holiday Park6.27pm

UB2

Pooley Bridge - Tirril - Askham - Lowther - return

Morning

Pooley Bridge, The Crown (Ullswater House)9.55am
Askham10.10am
Lowther Estate Car Park10.20am
Askham10.30am
Pooley Bridge, The Crown (Pooley Bridge Inn)10.45am

Early Afternoon

Pooley Bridge, The Crown (Ullswater House)12.55pm
Askham1.10pm
Lowther Estate Car Park (break)1.20pm
Lowther Estate Car Park2.20pm
Askham2.30pm
Pooley Bridge, The Crown2.45pm

Late Afternoon

Pooley Bridge, The Crown (Ullswater House)4.55pm
Askham5.10pm
Lowther Estate Car Park5.20pm
Askham5.30pm
Pooley Bridge, The Crown5.45pm

UB3

Pooley Bridge - Howtown - return

Morning

Pooley Bridge, The Crown (Ullswater House) 10.55am
Howtown 11.10am
The Hause, Cattle Grid 11.15am
Howtown 11.25am
Pooley Bridge, The Crown 11.40am

Afternoon

Pooley Bridge, The Crown (Ullswater House) 2.55pm
Howtown 3.10pm
The Hause, Cattle Grid 3.15pm
Howtown 3.25pm
Pooley Bridge, The Crown 3.40pm

The Ullswater Bus is a 16 seater mini bus service, operated by Stagecoach, connecting holiday accommodation around the Ullswater valley with destinations such as Pooley Bridge, Lowther Castle, Ullswater Steamers, Howtown and onward transport services already in place. It is part of a drive for more sustainable transport and reduced private vehicle traffic in the area.

This year’s service consists of three routes, see map above. This service is a pilot. We will consider more routes next year if the pilot is a success. The bus will stop on the A592 and B5320 at existing stops for the 508 service. Otherwise, on the side roads, the bus stops at the main centres of accommodation (campsites, holiday parks, hotels) and at attractions. In addition, at the discretion of the driver, you can ask the bus to stop anywhere on the route if it is safe to do so.

UB1

Location

Type of stop

Pooley Bridge, Crown (Pooley Bridge Inn)

Existing 508 stop

Steamer Pier

Existing 508 stop

Waterfoot pay and display car park at A592/B5320 junction

New UB1 stop

Another Place – A592 at top of driveway

Request stop

Brackenrigg Inn

Existing 508 stop

Bennethead – Wreay Mansions driveway

Request stop

The Quiet Site

New UB1 stop

Knotts Hill caravan park

Request stop

Ullswater View guest house

Request stop

Leeming House Hotel

Existing 508 stop

Longthwaite road end/Watermillock Village Hall 

Request stop

Ullswater Holiday Park

New UB1 stop

 

UB2

Location

Type of stop

Pooley Bridge, Crown (Ullswater House)

Existing 508 stop

Mains Farm

Existing 508 stop

Thorpe Lane, Tirril

Existing 508 stop

Queens Head, Tirril

Existing 508 stop

Askham Stores

Existing 111 stop

Lowther Castle (lower end of main public car park for Lowther Castle and gardens)

New UB2 stop

 

UB3

Location

Type of stop

Pooley Bridge, Crown (Ullswater House)

Existing 508 stop

Road junction below Hillcroft Park

Request stop

Park Foot Holiday Park, main entrance

Request stop

Waterside House campsite, main entrance

Request stop

Ullswater Yacht Club

Request stop

Howtown Pier

New UB3 stop

 

The Hause, cattle grid

New UB3 stop

 

See timetable above. We have one bus available this year so the timetable is based on the runs that one bus is capable of making. If the pilot is a success, we would like to run a more frequent service with more than one bus next year. If you would like a better service, help make the pilot a success!

£2 for a single journey, £4 return. Children under 5 are free. Concessionary fares are supported. We will consider discounted tickets for children over 5 if the pilot is a success.

Tickets can be bought on board the bus, from Ullswater Steamers, or on board other Stagecoach services. Also via the Stagecoach website and app.

The fares are priced per journey. We will look at the possibility of other fare combinations next year if the pilot is a success. You can, however, buy a single ticket that will entitle you to travel on two or more of the Ullswater Bus, the Ullswater Steamers and other Stagecoach services.

No. This facility is not available this year. This is something we can discuss with Stagecoach if the pilot is a success.

Our Funders

Thank you so much to the following organisations for helping to make this project possible.