A beautiful simple flower that grew amok in John and Judie's garden gave inspiration for the name of the new venture.
The location had surrounded and exhilarated them for years as they sailed “Allegro” their treasured 24 foot Hurley yacht, exploring the calm tranquil yet sometimes tempestuous waters of England's largest natural lake, “Windermere”. They revelled every weekend absorbing the unspoiled breathtaking scenery, wildlife and fresh hillside air. After a sharp increase in mooring fees, to maintain these special breaks aboard at the end of a hard weeks work a little extra cash was needed. Judie's birthday gave them a germ of an idea. Their two teenage sons took it upon themselves to prepare a gourmet meal aboard. After a thoroughly special time and darn fine food and drink they really appreciated the combination of a tranquil evening with 360 degree panoramic views, good cuisine and the family there to enjoy it with. Oh! And a few bottles of wine too and so Sail 'n' Dine was created.
Demand increased in the two years that followed and they updated “Allegro” for two Trapper yachts slightly larger and more accommodating. They also made the tough (?) Decision to quit working at the teaching and probation professions. They sailed one boat each during the day, offering trips on the lake, corporate events and sailing tuition. In the evening they teamed together to offer their “jewel in the crown” the evening cruise, incorporating a tempting sail and equally tempting food and wines.
Shepherds Windermere Ltd
Here at Shepherds we have a fleet of luxury electric day boats. Our boats are available by the hour and are licensed to carry up to 8 persons (children go free). Explore Windermere at your own pace and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.
Address: Bowness Bay, Glebe Road, Bowness on Windermere, LA23 3HE
Welcome to Windermere Lake Cruises - the most popular attraction in Cumbria. Windermere is England's largest lake, in the heart of the Lake District. We offer cruises from 45 minutes to 3 hours - or you can even spend all day on and around the lake with our fantastic 'Freedom of the Lake' ticket.
Low Wood Watersports Centre, with it's large lake frontage and extensive range of equipment, is a great location for getting out on the water. Why not have a go at waterskiing or wakeboarding? Learn to sail, or to paddle a kayak or canoe. Or hire a boat and explore the lake yourself. All this set in one of the country's most stunning locations, against an inspiring backdrop of the Lakeland fells.
Address: Low Wood Watersports Centre, Low Wood, Windermere, LA23 1LP
OFFERING A RANGE OF OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES FOR
FAMILIES . GROUPS . COUPLES . INDIVIDUALS
ALL YEAR ROUND
Based in the Eskdale Valley at the heart of the Western Lake District with easy access to Wastwater and Scafell Pike, we really could not be better place to provide a wide range of outdoor adventures.
Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP)
WE CATER FOR
Families & Groups, Couples & Individuals, Schools & Youth Groups,Stags & Hens,Birthdays,Celebrations,
Business solutions and events for organisations.
Half days, full days, weekends and full weeks or longer
High quality equipment maintained to the highest standards
Qualified and experienced instructors (with big personalities)
Address: West Lakes Adventure, Woolpack Farm, Eskdale Valley, Boot, CA19 1TH
Our company is based on the belief that our customers' needs are of the utmost importance. Our entire team is committed to meeting those needs. As a result, a high percentage of our business is from repeat customers and referrals.
Having been a sailor on Windermere for over 10 years now with my ever growing family, I (with the support of my family) have turned my passion into a business with the hope of being able to help others to sample and enjoy some of what I beleive is the most beautiful scenery in the world.
At Lakeland Adventures we don't keep office hours. We encourage enquiries and bookings 24/7 and we will respond to messages within 24 hours. Go to the "Contact Us" page
We now have a Luxury 23ft self-drive (or skippered) Electric boat. It has the option of full weather protection.
We would welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver you the best service in the industry.
Address: Lakeland Adventures, Lake windermere, Cumbria, LA23 3HE
Ullswater 'Steamers' is an award winning Lake District attraction celebrating their 150th year sailing on England's most beautiful lake. Currently we have four vessels operating on lake cruises on Ullswater; Lady of the Lake originally launched in 1877 and Raven in 1889. Lady Dorothy joined us in 2001 and Lady Wakefield in 2007.
Ullswater 'Steamers' create the perfect opportunity to combine a lake cruise with some of the most famous and spectacular walks in the Lake District. With miles of bridleways linked by 'Steamer' routes there are so many opportunities for exploring the area or simply relax and enjoy the glory of nature through the seasons.
Ask us about our great value Season Tickets or NEW for 2009 our Seven Day Lake Pass.
If you are looking for great Lake District attractions and Lake District activities please look no further than Ullswater Steamers.
Address: Ullswater 'Steamers', The Pier House, Glenridding, CA11 0US