Photo: Andrew RG

There is no better way to see the peaks, trophs, and lakes of the Lake District than by setting sail on the water! Get onboard a range of boats provided by Glenridding Sailing Centre and immerse yourself in the jaw-dropping scenery of Ullswater.

Sailing dinghies, traditional boats, canoes, and kayaks are available for experts or novices on the water. There is a vessel and program for everyone during the sailing season, which typically lasts from March to October.

Skim the water on a traditional boat, the sail taut with the force of the wind.  Soak up the natural beauty that stretches as far as the eye can see. Alternatively, explore the shores of the bays and islands in a canoe, gliding along to search for wildlife in the shallows. Stop off on one of the deserted islands for a midday picnic as you take a well earned break.

With fun filled events and adventure programs running throughout the season, just book, turn up, and let Glenridding take care of the rest! How about stepping into the shoes of the fictional, juvenile explorers, on a weekend of action packed camping, sailing and adventure, aptly named “Swallows & Amazons”? Or attend Ladies Weekend, a two day dinghy and traditional boat sailing course, run for ladies, by ladies! If you want to see the Lake District, head to the heart of it in the water!


The Spit, Glenridding, Ullswater, Cumbria, CA11 0PE
Tel: 017684 82541
Times: Book on any one of the daily courses.