Our unique location on the shores of Derwent Water allows us to offer a varied and interesting range of adventurous activities to groups and individuals. We are a Royal Yachting Association and British Canoeing training centre and hold an AALA (Adventure Activities Licencing Authority) licence, giving you the absolute reassurance that we will deliver a quality session that has your safety and enjoyment as our number one priority.

We provide the courses and taster session in the following activities: Sailing, Windsurfing, Canoeing, Kayaking and Stand up Paddle boarding. We also run the following activity sessions: Group Canoeing, Raft Building and Ghyll Scrambling.

We also have a wide range of boats available for HIRE more information can be found on our sister website getonthelake.co.uk on the “Boat & Board Hire” page

Please click on the activity boxes below to view a brief description about each activity and then click the  links to visit our sister website getonthelake.co.uk for more detailed information. Alternatively, please contact us to discuss you individual needs more fully.

Hire COVID-19 measures

You must not come to site if you are showing any signs of COVID-19

It is essential that you follow government guidelines & maintain a social distance  from others not in your household bubble.

All hire must be booked in advance by phone on 01768772912

You may cancel bookings up to 7 days in advance after that no monies will be refunded. If we need to cancel for any reason all monies paid will be refunded. To cancel please email us.

Maximum group size in any booking 6 people or two households.

We are unable to offer wetsuits or spray tops at this time – new or ex hire wetsuits available to buy   call for sizes and availability.

The changing rooms are not available but there are toilets on site. We will not have any refreshments available, but they can be purchased at the Chalet Café in Portinscale

All craft, paddles and buoyancy aids will be sprayed with disinfectant between uses.

On arrival follow signs for hire & wait for instructions from staff member. Please arrive 20 minutes before your hire.

Please note parking & site use is only available for the duration of your hire & the gate will be locked at 5 30 pm.

Prices include: Parking, toilets,  and buoyancy aids.

You must be over 16 or accompanied by an adult to hire a boat.  Photo identification or other security may be required.  Please take the time to read our conditions of hire, available at reception and in our Downloads section.

SAILING

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SAILING

Sailing courses for the beginner to the advanced & Boat hire for those already able to sail

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WINDSURFING

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WINDSURFING

A whole body workout whilst at one surfing with the wind and the lake at Derwent Water.

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SUP

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SUP

Stand Up Paddle Boarding is a great way to explore the lake. Board hire and tuition available.

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KAYAKING

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KAYAKING

Our single and double kayaks offer the perfect way to explore the lake at Derwent Water

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CANOEING

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CANOEING

Our Canadian canoes offer an idyllic mode of lake transport on Derwent Water

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GHYLL SCRAMBLING

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GHYLL SCRAMBLING

Ghyll Scrambling / Canyoning offers fun and adventure with jumps, slides, scrambles, laughter and lots of water!

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GROUPS & FAMILIES

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GROUPS & FAMILIES

Corporate challenges, team building or a fun day out with groups of friends or family, we have something for all.

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TUITION COURSES

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TUITION COURSES

RYA 2 & 5 day courses in Sailing & Windsurfing, BCU paddle power & star awards and more. Get up-skilled!

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Not sure what water sport activity is for you? 

Visit our activity finder page on our Get on the Lake website for more

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