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2 young people sailing on Ullswater
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Sailing boats on Ullswater

Sailing in the Lake District

Twenty miles of coastline beckon, with spots for wild swimming and even an island or two to navigate. You can learn to sail on Ullswater, the more experienced can hire a traditional Lune Whammel (Swallows and Amazons style), or if you prefer a skipper so you can watch the world go by you can schedule your own yacht charter. Sailing is best from May/June to late October

2 young people sailing on Ullswater with the fells in the background


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Learn the basics of sailing

Location: Start from our private jetty.

Taster session

Cost: £190
Duration: ½ day
Group: Up to four people. Children 5 years and over. Children age 5-17 years must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Add a sailing taster to your booking:

Call: 07826 382612

Email: [email protected]


and add sailing to your enquiry details

Young man sailing on Ullswater

Swallows and Amazons

Glenridding Sailing Centre offers an adventurous day’s sailing; learning semaphore, searching for treasure and mastering sailing the small traditional sailing boats, similar to the ones used in Swallows and Amazons. Click here to find out more or email [email protected]

Currently, due to Covid restrictions Glenridding are unable to offer Swallows and Amazons experiences. You can hire Lune Whammels here from £45 per hour.

Luxury Yacht Charters

Step off our jetty on to your own skippered boat and take in the fells from the best place in the valley. John has 35 years sailing experience and has had boats on Ullswater for the past 12 years, so can take you to away to quiet places rarely explored. Please call or email for prices.

Cinemagraph of sailing boats on Ullswater

Sailing on Ullswater

Ullswater has a long and rich heritage of sailing. Each year there are a number of regatta, including the Daffodil Regatta in April and the Lord Birkett Trophy in July.