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Page Editor: Norman Jackson Page last Reviewed: 12 Aug 2014

It's often said, if you can sail on Ullswater, you can sail anywhere. The reason for this is that, because of the hills and valleys, the wind can come from anywhere - whatever the general wind direction. So one minute you can be running with the wind, the next you are close-hauled.

Quite a few villagers have boats and keep them at the Spit in Glenridding, where Pete and Steve are always willing to help you launch and of course provide a vital Safety Boat service.

If you don't have a boat you could always hire one