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Glenridding Sailing Centre

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Address: The Spit, Glenridding CA11 0PE, England
Phone Number: 017684 82541
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Glenridding Sailing Centre, is a small sailing and activity centre based at...

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.

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Great activity centre

We have visited this centre a few times now, with family members of all ages and everyone has loved it. The staff at the centre are very helpful, friendly and very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Elaine T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We have visited this centre a few times now, with family members of all ages and everyone has loved it. The staff at the centre are very helpful, friendly and very accommodating to help meet everyone's needs. We have hired kayaks and Canadian canoes, the views and scenery from the lake are stunning. Would highly recommend this activity centre to... More 

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Thank Elaine T
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A wonderful day of fun and learning to sail by a team of instructors who understood young people and entertained the mall day. For the last week my granddaughter has constantly talked about it and wants to return next year. Thank you GSC

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1 Thank Turner240
Bawtry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A lovely day on Ulswater and when the sun shines here there is no better place in the World! We had an afternoon looking for an activity and we'd heard good things about this place. We don't know how to sail but we could have had lessons if we'd wanted and the kids liked the idea of the swallows &... More 

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Thank AndySING73
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I hired a kayak there and went on Lake Ullswater. The people there were very friendly, taking care of my luggage and providing me with tea while waiting to get dry again :-). I would definitely advise anybody to get on the lake; on a beautiful day it's breathtaking. I would also advise you to make a reservation if possible,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Despite a storm that forced the steamers to stop running and drenched the children through and through, the team at the centre managed to make this an exciting, fun and adventurous day. My 7 year old loved every minute, despite the weather. Thank you and well done.

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1 Thank Mary T
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked for me to have some basic dinghy sailing tuition, whilst my daughter had 3 days of kids week, plus Swallows and Amazons. Despite challenging weather conditions, we both had a ball. The staff adjusted which boats we used, according to the wind, to ensure we got the absolute maximum out of each day. My daughter had fantastic fun... More 

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Thank 2toons2016
Medway, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hired a canoe today and had a fabulous time on the lake. However, when we got there we spoke to a member of staff who said he would reserve us a canoe and buoyancy aids as none were available immediately and asked that we come back in about 10-15 minutes. When we returned he hadn't reserved it and he was... More 

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Glenridding S, Activity Centre Manager at Glenridding Sailing Centre, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you very much for taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor, and we are very sorry to hear about your experience. We would just like to take 5 minutes to explain that the day you visited was extremely busy - by far the busiest day of the year so far and we were doing our level... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took our kids to the swallows and amazons adventure run by the sailing centre in Glenridding. They had an absolute blast and came away with huge smiles on their faces. Staff were very friendly but also professional and had no qualms letting them take the kids away on to the lake.

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Thank Peter M
Kendal, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My daughter and grandson had a one hour sailing taster session which they thoroughly enjoyed. Linnhe was an excellent teacher and an inspiration to my grandson who can't wait to go again. A beautiful setting for a fun day out.

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Thank Beverly F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

All of the staff at the Glenridding sailing centre were friendly, patient and professional, making us feel very welcome and relaxed throughout our two day visit to what has to be one of the most beautiful places to sail in England. Fantastic.

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