Gorge scrambling, windsurfing, kayaking, coasteering...
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 windsurfing or canoeing on 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!
Capernwray Diving Centre offers the best place to dive in Lancashire.
The River Rothay is a popular place to kayak. The meandering river provides great waters for novices to have a go at this exciting water sport.
Low Wood Watersports and Activity Centre is located on Lake Windermere and is the place to go if you want to experience the thrill great activities on the water.
Situated within easy walking distance from Keswick Derwentwater Marina is an ideal location for trying out some popular watersports.
On either side of the lake, there are places where you can go sailing.
AALA licensed watersports centre located on the shores of Derwentwater.
Enjoy the stunning scenery around Ullswater by hiring a boat from the northern shores at Lakeland Boat Hire. They supply a wide range of boats including luxury motor boats and Canadian canoes! Tel: 01768 486800
Situated at the southern tip of Ullswater Glenridding Sailing Centre supplies a wide range of sailing dinghies and traditional boats, canoes and kayaks to the public. You can even take your own boat to launch out on the lake. Tel: 01768 482541
Just outside the pretty village of Coniston this boating centre provides electric self drive boats, rowing boats, dinghys, canoes and kayaks right on the shores of Coniston Water. There are also picnic areas and a cafe close by. Tel: 01539 441366
If you are new to diving this company offers an easy intro to scuba equipment and diving techniques. They also organise diving trips at certain times of the year.
Greystoke Swimming Pool offers a heated outdoor swim, with outdoor play areas and sports field. Tel: 01768 483637
Call us: 01228 599960
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