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Glenridding Sailing Centre

The Spit, Glenridding CA11 0PE, England
017684 82541
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Type: Water sports
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... more » 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. « less
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Spent a great morning kayaking on Ullswater (2 adults and 1 child - aged 10). All had limited experience, but friendly and helpful staff put us at ease (life jackets provided, wetsuits available and safety boat on hand). Our 10 yr old thought it was a great adventure kayaking to small island and exploring. Wished we had taken a picnic.... More

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Preston, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

I took part in an RYA Safety Boat here with Leigh, the course and centre was great and was very welcoming!

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Glenridding S, Front Office Manager at Glenridding Sailing Centre, responded to this review

Thank you - it was certainly a little breezy! Hope to see you again soon. More

Morecambe, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Steve, the instructor, made this an interesting and informative trip for me and two friends. I had never sailed before but felt safe and in control. A wonderful experience, thank you.

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Glenridding S, Front Office Manager at Glenridding Sailing Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your time in writing a review. We are very dedicated to making our sailing taster sessions a mixture of exciting and informative, while in a safe environment, and our pleased that you found it to be so. We're very glad that you enjoyed your sail, particularly as the weather looked so unfavourable earlier in the day! More

Ghent, Belgium
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

This is a great place to keep a boat. We moved our newly-acquired Hawk 20 here in August and all the staff (and the other clients) have been outstandingly friendly and helpful.

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Glenridding S, Front Office Manager at Glenridding Sailing Centre, responded to this review

Thanks very much for your review. We're glad you've enjoyed having your Hawk 20 down at the spit. We pride ourselves on being a friendly centre, so it's nice to hear that that has been your experience too! More

Macclesfield, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

We finally got round to hiring a sailing boat from here for a few hours while on one of our regular trips to the area. The very friendly and accommodating shore team got us started in one of their stable and sturdy traditional boats. Some of our rusty sailing skills came back to us - enough anyway to get us... More

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Glenridding S, Front Office Manager at Glenridding Sailing Centre, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write a review. We love our stable traditional boats, and are glad that you've enjoyed them too! Great to hear that you had such a good time, and we hope to see you on the water again next season. More

Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

I was very lucky to receive a 3 hour sailing experience with Glenridding Sailing Centre last Christmas from my girlfriend. I claimed the voucher deciding to take a 1 night break with her in October. I can honestly say hand on heart, this is one of the best experiences I have ever had. It was made even more enjoyable by... More

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Glenridding S, Front Office Manager at Glenridding Sailing Centre, responded to this review

Thanks very much for your review. We're delighted that you enjoyed it so much, and even more so that you've now got the sailing bug! We look forward to meeting you out on the water in the future! More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013 via mobile

My 10 and 4 year old daughters and husband took out a canadian canoe, they loved it! By the end of our hols (we stayed at the quiet site) our 10 year old had done a full day 'swallows and amazons' experience which was amazing, been sailing learning RYA stage 1, kayaking and jumping off cliffs into the water. Our... More

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Glenridding S, Front Office Manager at Glenridding Sailing Centre, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to give us a review. We're very glad you enjoyed your visit. It's lovely to hear that from having never done this kind of thing before, you're now looking to buy a canoe! We look forward to seeing you again. More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013 via mobile

We came to Ullswater on a beautiful and busy day, yet the friendly staff at Glenridding made sure there were 3 kayaks available to us without spoiling anyone's fun! Thankfully wetsuits were included as the water was pretty cold, and there were changing rooms, toilet and shower available too. Village was lovely too with a couple of places to buy... More

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Preston, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Well organised and equal to some serious challenges from two very demanding children. Our daughter 9 who has more than one disability was coaxed carefully and patiently. She enjoyed the full day alongside her tearaway younger brother 6. They both said that it was the best day of their summer holidays. We followed from the shoreline and by canoe to... More

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Cumbria
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013 via mobile

We took a Canadian canoe for an hour and wished we booked it for longer! Novices to canoeing we ventured down to Glenridding Sailing Centre for a look. It was already very busy at just before 10am but the weather was really good! We decided to go for it and the staff were very helpful and efficient. Would definitely recommend... More

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