Activity Finder 2018-01-31T18:22:13+00:00

Which activity is right for you?

If you need some inspiration, we are here to help guide you to the perfect lake activity for you. Whether you are travelling alone, as a family, or as a group we have something perfectly suited to all.

 

Stand Up Paddle Boarding

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A great way to explore the lake and enjoy the wildlife and scenery of Derwent Water. If you’ve never been Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUPing) before, we recommend one of our taster sessions to give you the basic skills and confidence to go it alone. Work your full body and core strength while peacefully gliding the lake on one of our Red Paddle Co SUP boards. We offer SUP journeys to explore the lake with a group of SUPers.

Family SUP outings can be arranged for two or more adults and all children (under 16) in one family. Please contact us to arrange this. The adults pay £55 each and the children £8 each for a two hour session.

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Kayaking

Kayak on Derwent Water

Our single and double kayaks offer the perfect way to explore the lake, no matter what your ability or experience. Why not take a picnic and explore one of the islands. Our fleet of kayaks include: Venture Flex, Dagger Katana or similar, Kiwi double Kayaks, RTM Mambo sit on Kayaks.

Family Kayak outings can be arranged for two or more adults and all children (under 16 ) in one family. Please contact us to arrange this. The adults pay £55 each and the children £8 each for a two hour session.

Kayak Hire
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Tuition & Courses
 

Canoeing

Kayak on Derwent Water

Our Canadian canoes offer an idyllic mode of lake transport, especially family groups. No matter what your ability or experience, we have something for you. Why not take a picnic and explore one of the islands. Our canoes are Mad River Explorer 16s.

Family Kayak outings can be arranged for two or more adults and all children (under 16 ) in one family. Please contact us to arrange this. The adults pay £55 each and the children £8 each for a two hour session.

Canoe Hire
Group Bookings
Tuition & Courses
 

Sailing

Sailing on Derwent Water

Our extensive fleet of modern dinghies means that whatever your experience there is something for you. Our fleet of boats include: Laser Picos, Laser 1s, Laser 16s, Laser Bahias, Laser Funboats and Hawk 20 Keel Boats.

Equipment: we have a wide range of wetsuits, spray tops and buoyancy aids. Please bring your own footwear such as wetsuit boots or old trainers.

We also offer family day sailing outings for two adults and up to three children (under 16) in one boat. Please do contact us to make arrangements.

Boat Hire
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Tuition & Courses

 

Wind Surfing

Windsurfing on Derwent Water

We have a range of windsurfing equipment available to hire at Derwent Water Marina including: Hifly Revos, Premos, Mambos and Magnums with a choice of Sails from Junior rigs to 6.3 meter rigs. If you have never been windsurfing before then we would highly recommend one of our windsurfing tuition courses. We are a Royal Yachting Association Training Centre and offer a range of courses leading to the internationally recognised RYA certificates. Alternatively we can arrange tuition to suit you – it could be a half-day taster session for your first time out on a windsurf or a chance to update your skills.

Windsurf Hire
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Tuition & Courses
 

Ghyll Scrambling

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Ghyll Scrambling / Canonying

Come and enjoy the scenic views of the Lake District while doing an exciting activity. The descent of Stoneycroft Ghyll in the Newlands Valley. A series of slides, jumps and scrambles down this scenic mountain stream. Serious fun and you are guaranteed to get very wet! A fantastic activity for groups.

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Still unsure?

Talk to us and we’ll be happy to discuss the options with you.

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Hire Prices

Kayaks, canoes, stand up paddle boards, sailing boats and more. Details & prices for equipment hire at Derwent Water Marina.

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Tuition Courses

Upskill with our tuition courses. Intro taster sessions, lake journeys, refresher sessions, children’s activities and RYA courses.

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Group Activities

Families, groups of friends, parties, clubs and schools, check out all the group activities and adventures at Derwent Water Marina.

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Onboard Sailing Club

Our Onboard Sailing Club is for young people aged 8-16. The club meets every Tuesday from 4:30pm until 7:00pm, from 25th April until the end of October, and is a great way for young people to sail regularly with expert advice and support. Annual Membership – £50 (members are entitled to reduced rate sessions and a 10% discount on all shop merchandise except refreshments). Non-members are welcome! Onboard Sessions – £6 for members, £16 for non-members

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