As the days are getting longer and warmer, why not try some of the water sports we have available on Windermere, Coniston, Ullswater and Derwent Water. We had a go on both Windermere and Coniston last summer, which involved lots of laughter, falling off and getting wet! Firstly, we took our kayak out on Windermere. You can launch pretty much anywhere that has public access, we have used Millerground or Ferry Nab in Bowness. There are public car parks there and you can carry your equipment down to the shore.
From here you can paddle anywhere on the Lake. We pulled ashore on the opposite side of the lake and even had a BBQ. (Do not forget to dispose of the hot ashes responsibly).
Another time we launched from Ferry Nab, using the kayak and the paddleboard and even a quick swim
Another great day of paddleboarding was to be had this time on Coniston. We joined a leader-led event this time for an Intro Session with the Lakedistrict Paddlebarding company (https://lakedistrictpaddleboarding.co.uk/intro-sessions/ ) We took a three-hour lesson and all equipment and safety is provided and tuition on how to stand up, manoeuvre (without falling off) and it was the best fun you could have. Doug was our leader for the morning. He was very knowledgeable and didn’t laugh too much if you fell off! We would certainly recommend using a guide if you have never done this before.
Watersports are a great way to spend your days in the Lakes, we would definitely recommend getting out on the water and just have some fun!
We had our own equipment, but you can hire equipment from: