Paddle boarding in the Lake District
Explore the beautiful rivers and lakes around Keswick on an adventure paddle board experience in the Lake District.
Stand up 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 while taking part in this serene activity. Try not to lose your balance and prepare to get wet!
Paddle board hire without instruction is also available. Please get in touch for information.
£60 per person
Join us for an introduction to paddle boarding in Keswick!
Discover some of the best places for paddle boarding in the Lake District. You’ll get an introductory lesson to your SUP and plenty of advice for keeping your balance and paddling correctly. Then we’re off on our paddle boarding adventure on the waterways of Keswick.
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 peaceful activity that allows you to take in the gorgeous scenery and hear the tranquil lapping of the water.
Be prepared to get wet, though, as we can guarantee you'll fall off your board at least once or twice!
Choose from lake paddle boarding or river paddle boarding. On either option, you’ll be surrounded by the stunning scenery of the northern Lake District.
- Minimum age: 7 years old.
- We cater for small groups, families and individuals.
- You will need to bring a towel and a bathing costume.
- Footwear with laces must be worn.
- Wetsuits and top-quality safety equipment is provided.
- Approximate length of activity: 3 hours.
Paddle boarding FAQ
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.
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.
Yes, you can paddle board on Lake Windermere
Keswick Adventures runs bespoke paddle boarding experiences, which includes teaching you the best techniques for standing up and paddling your board. Our instructors are friendly, patient and experienced, so can give you plenty of help and support.