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Water Related

West Cumbria Canoe Club

West Cumbria Canoe Club is open to anyone who canoes or kayaks, and anyone who is new to the sport and would like to have a go.

We welcome canoeists and kayakers of all types and of all abilities. Our members enjoy anything that involves “messing about in boats”… including white water kayaking and canoeing, sea kayaking, canoe touring and camping, racing, and pottering about on lakes.

We meet every Wednesday evening – at Derwent Water Marina during the summer and at Keswick Leisure Pool in the winter. West Cumbria Canoe Club

Lakeland Rowing Club

We are a small but friendly rowing club affiliated to British Rowing. We have two bases, our North Lakes base at Derwent Water Marina, and our South Lakes base at Fell Foot Park on Windemere. We have an active membership base which is growing nicely with our Learn to Row (sculling) courses aimed at beginners of all ages and rowers returning to the sport. We welcome ALL guests and visiting Clubs who we encourage to visit our waters for training camp weekends. We now have 4 British Rowing qualified Instructors and Coaches. Please come and join us for a row!! Lakeland Rowing Club

RYA Books
If you would like to study before you start your sailing or windsurfing course, this is the place to go.
www.rya.org.uk/Shop/

RYA 
The Royal Yachting Association. Find out more about the RYA courses or how to become a member of the RYA.
www.rya.org.uk

BCU
The British Canoe Union. Find out how to become a memeber or about the BCU star awards.
www.bcu.org.uk

AALA
For more information on the Adventure Licensing Scheme.
www.hse.gov.uk

Boat Manufacturers & Brookers

Overwater Boats
Bespoke boat building courses – build your own Canoe or Coracle
www.overwaterboats.co.uk

Boats and Outboards
A good website to browse if you are thinking of buying a boat.
www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk 

Apollo Duck
A good website to browse if you are thinking of buying a boat.
www.apolloduck.co.uk 

Local Information

Theatre by the Lake
The Theatre by the Lake is a short walk from Derwent Water Marina on the edge of Keswick, enjoy fantastic performances amid the magnificent western fells of the Lake District. http://theatrebythelake.com/ 

Cyclewise
Bike hire is available at Whinlatter forest from Cyclewise who also offer coaching courses and guiding.
http://cyclewise.co.uk/ 

Keswick Bikes Ltd
Keswick Bikes (a.k.a. KMB) was born back in the heady summer of ’92 by Amos Doron and Andy Prestwich, who still head up the business today.   We offer expert, impartial advice and make sure our customers get exactly the right bike for their kind of riding. We are very happy to help with ‘bike – fit’ in store because we know how important it is to get it right ..!
http://www.keswickbikes.co.uk

Where 2 Walk
Find out more about some of the best walks in the Lake District and the Dales.
http://where2walk.co.uk/about-the-lake-district/keswick-the-north/ 

Western Lake District

The definitive tourist guide to the Western Lake District.
http://www.western-lakedistrict.co.uk/what-to-do/ 

Dog Friendly Lake District

Dog friendly places to go in the Lake district
http://www.dogfriendlylakes.co.uk/ 

Bassenthwaite Osprey Nest
Watch the osprey chicks at Bassenthwaite.
www.ospreywatch.co.uk/

Keswick Computer Services Ltd
Website design in Keswick and Cumbria.
www.keswickcomputers.co.uk

Rheged Centre
Rheged is Europe’s largest grass covered building, designed to resemble a Lakeland hill. Rheged offers films in 3D, usually showing five films a day. There are also a number of shops selling local produce. For families, there are indoor and outdoor play areas, pottery painting workshops and cafes.
www.rheged.com

Days Out Information
Days out in the North of England – Places to visit, attractions, activities and other things to do.
www.daysoutinfo.co.uk

Staying in The Lake District
Places to stay and things to do in the Lake District
http://www.lakedistrict-stay.co.uk/

Walking Holidays 

Walking holidays in the Lake District
http://www.curlewguidedwalking.co.uk/

Weather

Metcheck
A good site for an up-to-date weather forcast. To check out the weather at Derwent Water Marina, type ‘Keswick’ into the ‘Postcode or location’ box.
http://metcheck.com/

XC Weather
A good website for checking out the predicted wind speed.
www.xcweather.co.uk

Camper Vans 

GoCamperVan

Hiring a campervan or motorhome is fun, flexible and economical. Whether it’s a weekend for two in the Lake District, exploring the beautiful North East coast, or an adventure for all the family free camping in Scotland, your holiday starts from the moment you put the key in the ignition.
http://www.gocampervan.co.uk/

Rainbow Camper Hire

A “great escape” from life in the fast-lane. A Classic Volkswagen Camper Van hire makes a holiday break really special.Put the colour and fun into your holiday with a classic Volkswagen Camper rental from Rainbow Camper Hire. We’re based in Keswick, The Heart of The Lake District, a wonderful starting point for exploring the superb countryside of Cumbria, Lancashire, The Yorkshire Dales and Scotland.
http://www.vwcamperhire.net/index.php/