On either side of the lake, there are places where you can go sailing. Glenridding Sailing Centre is located on the southern end of the lake near the tourist village of Glenridding. Here you can have sailing tuition or hire a sailing boat. A variety of boats are available such as sailing dinghies and traditional style boats but you can also hire kayaks and canoes, which ever takes your fancy!

For those who are interested in joining a Yacht club, why not try Ullswater Yacht club located towards Howtown on the opposite side of the lake, here is where you can come for sailing events.