Paddling on Ullswater
Ullswater is one of the most accessible Lakes in the Lake district with easy road links from the M6 at Penrith and the A66 from Keswick. Access to the lake is easiest from the western shore on the road down towards Glenridding and Kirkstone pass. There are a number of parking places along this road with good access to the lake as well as National trust Car Parks at Pooley Bridge, Aira force and Glencoyne.
The Glencoyne car park gives you a great launching spot to explore the southern end of the lake, you can paddle out to Norfolk island and wall Holm for a bit of a explore and then down to Glenridding to stop to look around the village.
For those looking at making a longer trip there are many campsites dotted along ullswater and with having the Ullswater Steamers going up and down the lake it gives you the option of making a longer trip along the shore of the lake and catching the Steamer back to your start point. There are many outdoor activity companies that work on the lake which run sessions in kayaks, open canoes and stand up paddle boards if your wanting to get a taste of being out on the water.