Explore the beautiful rivers and lakes of the Lake District by paddle board.

Paddle boarding, also known as SUP, offers something just a little bit different to the usual kayaking and canoeing! Launch from the banks of Derwentwater or a nearby river and float across the water on this serene activity. But don't lose your balance!


Paddle boarding

£50 per person

Join us for an introduction to paddle boarding in the Lake District!

Paddle across the beautiful waters around Keswick - either on the lake or a nearby rivers - on a stand up paddle board.

Our experienced and friendly team kit you up with the best-quality equipment and teach you all you need to know to step onto your SUP and begin making your way over the water. Once your find your balance, this is a wonderfully serene activity for you to take in the gorgeous scenery and hear the tranquil lapping of the water. Be prepared to get wet, though, as you'll fall off your board once or twice!

  • Minimum age: 7 years old
  • We cater for small groups, families and individuals
  • You will need to bring a towel, shorts and a bathing costume. Footwear with laces is required.
  • Wetsuits and top-quality safety equipment are provided
  • Length of activity: Approx. 3 hours

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Paddle boarding FAQ

1Where can I paddle board in the Lake District?

You can paddle board on most of the 16 recognised Lake District lakes without a permit: Windermere, Ullswater, Coniston Water, Thirlmere Reservoir, Wastwater, Derwent Water, Ennerdale Water (permits required for large groups or commercial groups), Loweswater and Grasmere.

You can paddle board on the following lakes but a permit will be necessary: Bassenthwaite Lake, Buttermere, Crummock Water and Ennerdale Water (permits required for large groups or commercial groups).

Make sure to check any restrictions for the individual lakes, including protected areas, license requirements, and general access needs.

2Where are the best places to paddle board in the Lake District

There are lots of wonderful places to paddle board in the Lake District. Try Derwentwater for spectacular scenery, Crummock Water for tranquillity, or Grasmere for sheer loveliness.

3Can you paddle board on Lake Windermere?

Yes, you can paddle board on Lake Windermere

4Can you paddle board on Derwentwater?
Derwentwater is one of the best places for paddle boarding in the Lake District thanks to its stunning scenery, closeness to Keswick, and relative tranqullity.