Wanderer Tag: Ullswater


WandererNorth, Ullswater

The Cover Photo for this article was taken by Nigel Lamb from the ridge above Barton Fell, the day before the WandererNorth group met up, showing the northern end of Ullswater (a part of the lake that was sailed by the group).  Ullswater YC is just off the far left of the photo. The campsite visible in the picture is where some members stayed when not camping at the yacht club – a 5 to10 minute walk between the two.  Pooley Bridge, the cluster of buildings covered in trees at the northernmost end of the lake was a cruise destination. Howtown, where members beached on both days, is 3 miles south of the yacht club, roughly halfway down the length of the lake (total length is just under 9 miles). The beautiful weather of that day and after the event, shows how unlucky the group were to be battered by

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Wanderer (North) Ullswater

The event is based at Ullswater Yacht Club on the quiet road to Howtown on the north east side of the lake. We plan daily cruises to places such as Howtown, Aira Force and Glenridding at the head of the lake with perhaps an odd race.. With Hellevyn raising above the lake, Ullswater is seen by many as the most scenic lake. There will be a full programme of evening social events. Facilities at Ullswater Yacht Club are excellent. There is camping on site with hotels, bed and breakfast, caravan and self catering accommodation nearby. Due to planning conditions camper vans can only stay at the club on Friday and Saturday nights on the Birkett Fields, but there are two caravan sites which all but next door.   Bookings   The day rate is £30 per person a day, with camping at £20 a night (camper vans £25). The price reflects the excellent facilities at the

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