Kayak Of End to End Ullswater (Private Booking)

£99.00 6 hours

*Please Note: Minimum/Maximum number of participants may apply to some activities. For short notice availability or if you are unable to select the numbers of places for this event that you require, please call us or get in touch via our Contact page to discuss other alternatives.


Our Kayaking End to End of Ullswater experience is aimed at people who are complete beginners wanting a ‘unique kayaking experience in the Lake District’ or those looking for a fun and exciting kayak challenge.

• Relax and take in the views whilst you’re on the Ullswater Steamer, then kayak the full length of Ullswater by your own physical steam.

On arrival our qualified instructor will meet you at our base on the edge Ullswater at Park Foot Holiday Park in Pooley Bridge. Here you will be kitted up with the equipment you’ll need for the challenge.
For this unique experience we have teamed up with Ullswater Steamers, so once we are all ready will have a ten minute walk to embark the Ullswater Steamer. Then for the next hour you will be able to sit back, relax, chat and enjoy the beautiful surrounding views for an hour.
Arriving in to Glenridding you will be given a safety brief and a rough outline of the day before getting on the kayaks– now the adventure really begins!

Leaving Glenridding our instructor will be on hand to give you top tips and guide along the full length of Ullswater. The scenery is breath taking and you will have hours of time to chat, smile, make memories and become one with your kayak. On route we will stop for lunch and have other opportunities to take a break, soak up the views and stretch the legs. Arriving back at Pooley Bridge with a great sense of pride and achievement, it be rude not have celebratory drink before saying our goodbyes. (optional and not supplied by Alfresco Adventures)

For a private booking we have a minimum booking number/ charge of four people to run the experience exclusive for you.


Alfresco Adventures
Park Foot Holiday Park (lakeside)
Pooley Bridge
CA10 2NA

(parking charge is £5 per vehicle all day; if you are staying on the holiday park there is no charge)


• Footwear. Trainers, flip flops or wetsuit boots (NO wellingtons)
• Clothing you don’t mind getting wet (We will provide wetsuits if the weather conditions favour them)
• Towel
• Drink. At least 1 litre (NO alcohol)
• Lunch (picnic style)
• Personal Medication. Any prescription medicines you need such as inhaler
• Sun Glasses. The reflection from the water can be very bad on the eyes
• Sun Screen. We highly recommend factor 30 minimum

We provide all the other safety equipment, a cagoule, waterproof phone/ key case and a dry-bag (waterproof bag) to carry your spare clothes, lunch and other personal belongings.

The kayaking Ullswater End to End experience is 14km (9 miles) in length and is approximately a 6 hour round trip.

Minimum age 15 years.  Once you book you will automatically receive an email which will allow you to download all the information.

We aim to do this trip as a down wind trip, the start point will always be the same but occasionally we may have to do the journey on the steamer at the end of the day.

As Kenneth Grahame said “There is nothing – absolutely nothing – half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.”

If you do have any questions about this experience, please do not hesitate to get in touch.