Ullswater is a popular venue with attractive scenery, interesting but not too challenging sailing and good shore facilities.
Patterdale is a straightforward 15miles (30 mins) drive from J40 on the M6.
See the “Ullswater” blog on the Swallow Boats forum for general sailing advice and location details.
Local B&B’s and campsites to suit all tastes can be found on the internet.
A popular choice for Swallow boaters is Gillside Farm, Glenridding, Penrith CA11 0QQ
www.gillsidecaravanandcamping site.co.uk 017684 82346
Gillside Farm has pitches for tents and motor homes, is a short stumble from the Travellers Rest and and a slightly longer stumble down to Glenridding.
Glenridding Sailing Centre is again providing parking, launching/recovery, changing rooms and a warm welcome for Friday to Monday, fees to be confirmed. If you are attending then please let me know on this forum or messages and book yourself and boat directly with GSC at:
Glenridding Sailing & Activity Centre
Tel: 017684 82541
Please note I’m happy to provide advice and assistance on the location and meeting arrangements but please see the terms on which I organise this event mentioned in the Ullswater blog and elsewhere on this forum. Skippers are entirely responsible for the physical safety, money and property of their boats and crews.
Finally, Covid restrictions will be lifted before 11th July but the meeting dates and format may be changed if Covid regulations and safety precautions apply.