Kayaking in the Lake District

Paddles at the ready for kayaking in Keswick!

Kayaking Trips in Cumbria
Hear the gentle swish as you glide across rivers and lakes in a kayak. A fantastic, relaxing activity for families, individuals or groups who want to see the Lake District from a different perspective.
Kayak hire without instruction is also available. Please get in touch for information


£60 per person

Get ready to discover why kayaking is one of the Lake District's most popular outdoor activities!

Our friendly and experienced instructors will teach you basic water safety and techniques with a simple kayaking lesson near Keswick. Then it’s time to launch onto the lakes or rivers surrounding this popular Lake District town.
On our sit-on kayaks, you can explore the islands of Keswick’s popular lake, discover what lies around the next river bend, and make memories to cherish forever.

Lake kayaking

When you’re kayaking on Derwentwater, you will get to experience one of the most stunning lakes in the Lake District. Surrounded by the towering mountains of Borrowdale and the Newlands Valley, with Keswick town on its northern shores, this really is a location that you’ll go home still dreaming about!

River kayaking

Keswick is home to several wonderful winding waterways leading to and from the lake. On a river kayaking adventure you’ll be partly carried along by the gentle flow of the water. Look out for wildlife on the banks and in the river itself, and listen to the stories and information from our knowledgeable local guides who will point out areas of interest.
Please note that river kayaking is not available at all times due to weather and legal restrictions.

Useful information

  • iconMinimum age: 14 years old.
  • iconWe cater for groups, families and individuals.
  • iconYou will need to bring a towel and a bathing costume.
  • iconFootwear with laces must be worn.
  • iconKayaks, wetsuits and top-quality safety equipment is provided.
  • iconMax. group size: 10
  • iconApproximate length of activity: 3 hours.
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