Originally Posted by paddlers
It's a bloody shame it's gone the way it has. Back in the day (1980's) a small group of us all had little 14ft speedboats and went most weekends to Ullswater for a days waterskiing/picnics for the price of the fuel. Then the speed limit forced us up to Windermere for a fee to ski in restricted zones & then speed limited that too.
There's nowhere now so we're limited to north of the border and the sea!!
+1 learned to waterski on ullswater about 2 seasons before they put the limit on tried windermere but found it too restrictive most of the time so we used to head to loch lomond in summer & do bed & breakfast at windermere in winter
Lived in Durham at the time & always thought it was worth the extra 120 miles to loch lomond to get away from the red tape & constant pressure on the pocket during the summer in Windermere
The limit on ullswater was the thin end of the wedge & unfortunately I can see loch lomond heading the same way now it has national park status .
Prefer loch tay to loch lomond now