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Sailing and Canoeing on Ullswater

The main venue for sailing on Ullswater is the Glenridding Sailing Centre – a friendly club offering flexible canoe, kayak & sailboat hire.

Charlie Rowley used to teach sailing here in the summers and we’ve had some great days out on the lake at Ullswater. It’s a friendly club offering canoe and kayak hire by the hour, day or week for use within range of the rescue boat. Which means you can explore three islands on Ullswater and land on many different beaches.

Sail boat hire is available, 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 offers all sorts of fun group activities including pirate events, rafting, Swallows and Amazons, sailing & picnic options.

For beginners there are taster session sailing courses – 1 hr to full day at the RYA Training Centre

A recent testimonial:

“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 “