Park Foot campsite slipway in Pooley Bridge is a great spot to launch your boat onto Ullswater.
The slipway at Park foot is not your traditional concrete style slip. It is basically a natural looking small cove with a slight incline into Ullswater. The slope quickly become deep enough to launch all small boat types such as SIBs, Ribs and small fishing craft.
The small cove of the slipway offers a bit of protect should the wind pick up. There is also an ideally placed bit of fencing, ideal for tying the boat up when fetching your trailer.
The parking area is plenty big enough to hold your trailer too if you have one. Simply reverse down to the waters edge, launch then park up just metres away. The parking area and slipway is charged at just £5 per day, cheaper if staying longer. Payment can be made by phone prior to arrival at no extra charge.
Its not a bad place to launch your boat at all with it being at the top end of the lake. If you are spending the day on Ullswater you can travel the full length of the lake. As the lake district goes, Ullswater has some amazing scenery and some decent fishing to.
Have fun and stay safe. Always wear flotation aids or life jackets when out on the water, and don’t forget your killcord. Park foot is a great Ullswater slipway to use.