Lake District and The Broads-Rules and regulations??

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Lake District and The Broads-Rules and regulations??

Brian Chislett 2642
Are there any rules and regulations to comply with if you want to launch and sail  a dinghy or small trailer sailer in the Lake District or the Broads?
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Peter Brooks 3064
Hi
You need a licence to sail on the broads (details on their website). Cost depends on size of boat, and whether you have a motor or not. The 'Licence' consists of an adhesive patch which is difficult to remove.
Hope this helps,
Peter Brooks.
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Roger Barnes 936
There are no licenses required to sail on the main lakes in the Lake District, except if you want to put a motorised boat on Windermere (including a dinghy with an outboard) when you need to register and display a number - obtainable from the National Park. Otherwise you just launch - although many launching sites require a fee of course. I never bother with an outboard so I don't know the process for obtaining the Windermere registration number, and cannot imagine why anyone would want to put a motorised boat on any of the English lakes anyway. But perhaps that's just me!


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Hi
You need a licence to sail on the broads (details on their website). Cost depends on size of boat, and whether you have a motor or not. The 'Licence' consists of an adhesive patch which is difficult to remove.
Hope this helps,
Peter Brooks.


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Re: Lake District and The Broads-Rules and regulations??

Roy Clements 3039
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Hi there,

maps available from the Tourist Office/Lake information Centres/Lake District National Park... indicate whether the shoreline and launch sites are private or public

Coniston Hall Campsite has direct access to the lake and their shoreline for a fee, but no vehicles are allowed onto the lake edge there. Boats/trailers need to be light enough to manhandle.

Waterside Campsite on Ullswater also has direct access to the lake, again for a fee, where a vehicle can be used for launching

As far as I'm aware, carried craft such as Kayaks and inflatables don't attract a fee, but it's still worth checking whether the shorelines are private, as you may be challenged if landing for a lunch stop

You obviously pay for the campsites, but they do offer a higher level of security when leaving car/trailer combinations near slipways

Roy
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Michael Wilkinson 3461
I visited the Lake Warden's office only this week.  There is an office a mile or so south of Bowness on Windermere.  There's a marina, slipway and good parking for trailers.

Rules are: no registration or fee to use a non-powered craft on the lake.

An auxiliary electric outboard that you hope never to use but just have for emergencies counts as power, but he said this with a nod and a wink.

Any powered craft, you pay a registration fee for the year and you have to display a number.  The combined fee is quite a lot but lasts all year.

Some free slips are available.  The one south of Bowness is free if you don't launch using your vehicle and I think he said £12 if you do use your vehicle.  There is a £10 all day parking charge, though.