Category Archives: Ferrys/Boats

Red Funnel Ferries – Southampton to the Isle of Wight

Red Funnel operate a ferry service from Southampton to the Isle of Wight in Southern England. We used them a month ago when we went for a short walking holiday on the island (which, incidentally, is fantastic. Nothing very high, but very beautiful and well signposted routes through the sort of unspoilt, slow-paced, graceful countryside that you don’t see very often on the Southern English mainland.) We booked our Red Funnel tickets online and printed out our boarding passes with no problems (a car plus 4 passengers costs less than £50 return)….

Windermere Lake Cruises, The Lake District, England

It’s often a hassle to drive around in the area as the roads are so narrow – making passing difficult as almost every second person has a huge 4×4 and the roads are built for horses and carts – and parking spaces are hard to come by in many places. The area is just so popular that you’d have to go out of season, that’s between November and March, to have a good chance to finding parking spaces wherever you wanted. So we looked into taking buses around, but found…

Ullswater Steamers

  ‘Ullswater Steamers run a ferry service on the very scenic Ullswater Lake in the Lake District, Cumbria, England. We used it to get around the lake whilst walking in the area. Here’s what we think about it. They Say - “Ullswater ‘Steamers’ is an award winning environmental accredited Lake District attraction celebrating over 150 years of operating lake cruises on England’s most beautiful lake, Ullswater. Ullswater ‘Steamers’ create the perfect opportunity to combine a lake cruise with some of the most famous and spectacular walks in the Lake District.” We…