And of course there is also 150 miles of coastline where bays and cliffs offer surfing, kayaking and outdoor swimming opportunities.
Sailing offers a relaxing pastime where it's just you, the boat and the wind surrounded by stunning landscapes. It's the perfect way to enjoy the views on the move without the need to don your walking boots.
If you are looking for a bit more excitement why not try windsurfingor canoeingon Coniston Water, Derwentwater, Thirlmere, Ullswater or Windermere where you will find some great facilities ideal for novices who don't have their own equipment.
Of course great care needs to be taken on the Lake Districts many varied waterways so please be aware of any safety advice and always wear the appropriate equipment and clothing.
We have a number of properties with moorings right by the lakes so you can even bring your own boat with you on holiday! We also have a large number of properties within walking distance of the lakes watersports facilities and activities. Just click on `Browse our cottages suitable for watersports' to start searching for that perfect holiday accommodation!