Water sports near Ullswater

Water activities


Ullswater ‘Steamers’ is an award-winning, environmentally accredited attraction that is celebrating over 150 years of operating cruises on England’s most beautiful lake. Cruises connect to some of the most famous walking routes, including the Ullswater Way and the famous William Wordsworth daffodils at Glencoyne Bay.

Outdoor adventure activities

There are a variety of outdoor activity centres located around Ullswater that offer all kinds of hands-on, water-based experiences. Perfect for adrenaline junkies, these providers offer water sports such as ghyll scrambling, rock climbing, and white water rafting.


There are sailing centres on Ullswater where you can hire anything from one man dinghies to larger craft. The Ullswater Yacht Club welcome sailors of all ages and abilities, and their fully qualified Royal Yachting Association instructors provide training at all levels.

Canoeing and paddle boarding

One of the best ways to explore Ullswater's many islands and hidden beaches is by paddle board or canoe. Beginners can receive guidance from the experts located at many of the outdoor activity centres and sailing schools around the lake.

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