Canoeing and Kayaking on : Ullswater

Ullswater is a beautiful lake on the east side of the Lake District which is a fantastic place to go canoeing or kayaking. Surrounded by the hills, the views are fantastic, and there are numerous places to launch.

Being a large piece of open water, caution is required in windy weather, as the wind tends to whip along the lake funneled by the hills, and large waves can occur.

Paddle Point

A handy layby on the busy A592, with a stony beach to launch from easily. Can be busy!

Paddle Point
Patterdale, Penrith, Cumbria, UK

Beautiful lake. This access point is near the Steamer jetty, which can provide a good wash. There are some little islands in the lake to explore. There is parking here, but it is not free.

I can verify this information is still correct. July 2015.
Paddle Point
Patterdale, Penrith, Cumbria, UK

There are several spots to launch here with parking nearby (mostly free). Some of the parking spots are on the other side of the (busy) road,so care required while carrying canoes and kayaks.

We parked at Glenridding. Paid to park, but right by the lake. Easy beach launch. Plenty of places to land for lunch.
Paddle Point
Barton, Cumbria, UK

You can launch at the campsite, fees apply for non-campers. You can also hire canoes and equipment from here.

http://www.watersidefarm-campsite.co.uk/index.html
Paddle Point

Whilst this campsite is a few miles from the lake, it is a good one and as it has a very decent pub on site, the Brotherswater Inn, worth consideration.