Pooley Bridge Bus and Coach Infrastructure

This web page contains information on the Pooley Bridge Bus and Coach Infrastructure Project which was funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (RDPE). Providing this web page is a request in the grant funding agreement. 


Project description

In November 2019 Cumbria County Council completed a project designed to boost sustainable transport access and attract more visitors to Pooley Bridge.  

The works have included improving the bus and coach parking facilities in Pooley Bridge and revamping a seating and viewing area close to the steamer jetty at the north end of Ullswater.

The improvements will help to extend the tourism season in the local area, by offering a convenient choice for regional and national coach operators throughout the year to stop, drop off and pick up visitors at Pooley Bridge and Ullswater.

A new bus stop in the village centre will also provide improved access to bus services for locals and visitors alike, promoting a sustainable travel option into and through the lakes. 

With the county council's replacement bridge project in Pooley Bridge completed, an increased number of visitors are expected to use local attractions and businesses in the future. These include Ullswater Steamers where the revamped seating area will provide a place to enjoy the lake whilst waiting for the next ferry or simply as part of one of the local walks or cycle rides around Pooley Bridge. 

The project has been funded by the Rural Development Programme for England and Cumbria County Council. Project works were constructed by Metcalfe Plant Hire.

Site 1 - new seating area looking over Ullswater

Site 1 - new seating area looking over Ullswater

Site 2 - New bus stop at Pooley Bridge

Site 2 - New bus stop at Pooley Bridge