Ullswater Swimming

Duration:2 hours or less

Glen Coyne car park gives a great spot to access Ullswater for a swim. This bay is often very sheltered. From the car park head over the road, ignoring the funny looks of you clad in a Wetsuit and get into the lake. The beach here is gently shelving for a while then gets deeper quite quickly. Heading north along the shore you can explore along the coast in the shallower water. If you head south to the headland you very quickly get to a point where if you take a moment, tread water and take in the most stunning panorama of the Helvellyn massif, over towards High Street and views north along the lake. Either direction access to the shore is easy to hand and you can put your feet down for a rest.

Further Information

Tea Shop close to hand at Aira Force for post swim refreshments Details on Safe Swimming can be found on the Get Inspired section of the web site

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How to get here

Glencoyne Car Park, Ullswater

Penrith CA11 0

Ordnance Survey OL5
The English Lakes
North Eastern area

NY 385 188

Get Directions

By bus: At weekends, the Stagecoach 508 offers a direct service from Windermere and Ambleside to the Glencoyne National Trust car park. During the week and at weekends, the Stagecoach 108 service is direct service to Glencoyne from Penrith, or from Keswick take the Alba Travel 208 service.

Telephone Traveline: 0871 200 22 33

Bus information: http://www.cumbria.gov.uk/roads-transport/public-transport-road-safety/transport/publictransport/busserv/timetables/keswickcentrallakes.asp