Sailing and Canoeing on Ullswater

The main venue for sailing on Ullswater is the Glenridding Sailing Centre, The Spit, Glenridding, Ullswater CA11 0PE.  Charlie used to teach sailing here in the summers and we have had some great days out on the lake at Ullswater.

This friendly club offers canoe and kayak hire for hours or weeks for use within range of rescue boat which includes three islands and different beaches.

Sail boat hire including traditional boats, dinghy and single manned boats.

You can also bring your own boat to the club and moor it for a small daily or weekly fee.

The Glenridding Activity Centre also offers all sorts of fun group activities including pirate events, rafting, Swallows and Amazons, sailing & picnic options

Taster session sailing courses – 1 hr to full day, RYA Training Centre

Tel 01768 482 541

Here are some recent testimonials –

Wendy – My son and i have just completed a 2 day sailing package with Glenridding sailing Centre. I have nothing but praise for the staff and the facilities which gave us first hand expert tuition and sound sailing advice regarding safetly and sailing skills. I am a complete novice to sailing and our tutor Steve was patient and supportive throughout the time. We had some challenging episodes but there was always encouraging words and without loosing the fun element of a new sport. My son is autistic and as such finds learning and dexterity difficult at times. Our tutor was respectful and kind towards him which enabled him to feel at ease and to really enjoy our intensive training. We both made fantastic progress and are encouraged to not only dip our toes into to water but to come back again to experience more expert sailing in a wonderful environment. Thanks to all the staff at the centre for making us feel at home.

Liz – We organised a hen party for 8 girls and did the pirate treasure hunt with canoes. It was brilliant fun, despite the awful weather, the centre provided everything we needed, including wetsuits and hot drinks. A good time had by all. Thanks  

M Anne – We hired a boat for our daughter’s wedding and it was at the hotel mooring on time for photographs after the ceremony.then the bride and groom’s parents donned their life jackets and had a sail towards the island.It was fabulous and Steve the captain kept us entertained. We could have sailed forever as the boat was so comfortable and weather was perfect.Well done Joe and Steve xx  



Sailing by Glenridding image from Val CorbettCanoeing on Ullswater photo from Val CorbettSailing on Ullswater, image by Val CorbettSailing on Ullswater in the Lake District, image by Val CorbettGlenridding pier and Patterdale from Place Fell image from Val CorbettDaffodils by Ullswater, image by Val CorbettUllswater at sunset, image by Val Corbett