Ullswater-steamers.co.uk will be operating a service for the half term week from 18-26th February for Aira Force Pier to Glenridding.
and then every sat and sun thereafter.
so from Crookwath cottage, it makes for a great day out. You could walk down to the pier from the cottage, about 1hour, past the Falls which drop an impressive 65 feet, take the boat and then walk home along the lake path, stopping along the way the National Trust Tea Rooms at Aira Force or at the Royal Hotel in Dockray for sustenance.
for those wanting a longer stretch, Up over Gowbarrow, or Glencoyne as optional ways home to Crookwath.