Canoe Days Out

Cumberland - Ulswater - North shore to the south

How to get there - There are many car parks round the lake but most are pay and display. The most likely opportunity for free parking and easy launching is on the north shore about a mile and a half east of the junction with the A5091. Lay-bys on the lake side of the road, some with very easy launches.

Alternative launch sites are at

Glennridding Steamer Pier (Pay & Display) - Postcode CA11 0US

Glencoyne National Trust Car Park (Pay & Display) - Postcode CA11 0

Get a map with driving directions to start (enter the postcode of your starting point at A)

Suggested Launch Site - Launch over the beach.

General Description - As with all lake trips you need to be aware of the weather, particularly the wind, and confident of your abilities in the conditions.

A southern circuit of Ulswater might include Aria Point (with an optional walk up to the tea rooms and waterfall), and exploration (without landing) of the islands and a visit to Glenridding Steamer pier and cafe.

Such a trip could be 8 or 10 miles.


Ulswater Canoe Trail

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The last trip loaded was Great Haywood to Great Haywood (Circular Route) on the River Trent / Trent & Mersey Canal by Peter Robinson