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“great sailboat and canoe hire” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Glenridding Sailing Centre

Glenridding Sailing Centre
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Owner description: Glenridding Sailing Centre, is a small sailing and activity centre based at the stunning southern end of Ullswater, in the Lake District. We provide a wide range of high quality, fun-filled outdoor activities, from sailing tuition, to team building activities, to canoe and kayak hire.
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“great sailboat and canoe hire”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2014

Easy to organise, helpful staff, reasonable prices and a beautiful lake to explore. Excellent option for the kids when the winds are gentle and in the summer time.

Visited August 2013
Thank sara c
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English first
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great centre & staff”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2014 via mobile

Really relaxed, friendly and welcoming centre.
Smart changing facilities.
Good equipment.
Knowledgeable and helpful staff.
Beautiful location.

Visited May 2014
Thank David G
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“5 day sailing course”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2014

Just spent a week at the Glen Ridding sailing centre learning how to sail their Hawk 20 sailing boat. Excellent experience with quality instruction (and patience) from Dave, some leg pulling form the rest of the team and unlimited Tea!

Ullswater is stunning and I would highly recommend the sailing centre for both new learners, improvers and those trying to unlearn bad habits - that's the category that I fell into!

Great fun and great confidence booster!!

Visited April 2014
1 Thank Pete D
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London, United Kingdom
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124 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Simply Wonderful!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2014

My daughters (8 and 11) had their first ever sailing instruction as part of a Swallows and Amazons adventure day. They had a fantastic time! No previous experience in a boat, but by the end of the day they wanted to save enough money to buy their own dinghy!
The instructors showed great care and attention (one girl has additional needs and was completely included in everything that was happening) and a day full of sailing / semaphore / digging for treasure / capturing The Amazons boat couldn't have been bettered. They even collected me, their physically challenged mum, for a picnic lunch on an island in the lake - what a treat! I'd urge anyone who could afford this to come along and have a go. Friendly, professional, caring and fun!

Visited April 2014
1 Thank Claire C
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158 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“A wonderful way to see Ullswater”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2014

We hired a traditional boat and spent a very wonderful 2½ hours sailing on Ullswater, probably one of the most beautiful of the lakes.

The staff were friendly, helpful and gave us clear instructions (3 of our party had very limited sailing experience). However, the boat was easy to handle and we very quickly got the hang of it.

The hire charges also seemed very reasonable, especially compared with some other centres.

Highly recommended!

Visited April 2014
Thank Alan K
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