Kayak the Lakes

Kayaking is a fun sport, enjoy the Lake Districts spectacular scenery on one of the majestic Lakes such as Wastwater


Kayak the Rivers

Enjoy a Kayak journey on one of the slow moving tidal rivers the Lake District has to offer, such as the Esk or the Irt.


Open Sessions
Easter to September

From Easter – September we offer the half-day kayaking on the lake as part of a programme of activities which run during the key school holidays - you can simply book spaces onto one of the sessions that are already running.

Kayak the Lakes

Where better to experience and enjoy kayaking for the first time than in the Lake District.  Our instructors will coach you through all aspects of operating safely whilst journeying on open water. During your experience we will provide you with the skills to prepare a boat, paddle efficiently and play some games if you wish.

We are fully mobile and can offer open Kayaking on many of the lakes, waters & meres in the Lake District, due to our location we predominately use Wastwater - the deepest lake in England, which is a stunning quiet and remote lake tucked away in the Western Lake District. Throughout the year visitors and locals flock to take in its dramatic beauty which was voted Britain’s favourite view in 2007.

Minimum Age: 10 - 14 depending on venue

Kayak the Rivers

The Western Lake district is surprisingly close to a wonderful coastline and we have two fantastic accessible rivers which flow into an Estuary in the scenic village of Ravenglass, which as well as the area it is located - the English Lake District, Ravenglass in it's own right is a UNESCO World Heritage site, due to its History as an Important Naval Base for the Romans in the 2nd century.

The Journey will depend on the tidal times as the water in the Estuary disappears during low tide, but if you time it right you can take a relaxing journey from Ravenglass on the incoming tide and then once the tide turns, return to the village and enjoy a cake or cream tea in one of its Pubs or Cafes.

Minimum Age: 14
Duration: Approx. 6 Hours

Open Sessions – Easter to September

During the season we offer a programme of taster sessions on Wastwater in the Wasdale Valley, meeting you at the lake side by one of our experienced instructors, these three hour sessions will give you a taste of what kayaking is all about.  Embark on a small lake journey, taking the time to play some games and stretching your legs on the lake shore before heading back.

Minimum Age: 10
Under the current situation with Covid-19, all under 18's must have a parent taking part.
Duration: 3 hours

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Multi-Activity Days

Why not try kayaking as part of a multi-activity day and combine with another activity for a fun packed full day of adventure.

What’s Included

Specialist equipment of the highest standard is included, each wetsuit and the wet socks are machine washed and fully dried after every use!

Equipment includes:

  • Kayaks and Paddles
  • Cagoul
  • Buoyancy aid

What to bring:

  • Something to wear under a wetsuit, or something comfortable you don't mind getting wet
  • Footwear you don't mind getting wet
  • Towel
  • Full change of clothing
  • Snacks and drinks

Wetsuits are optional as we mainly try to stay in the boat, however they can be provided upon request.

We advise you leave all expensive mobiles and camera's behind, however, will endeavor to capture your adventure with our waterproof cameras and send you a secured link to access them at no extra charge!

For enquiries please call us on 019467 23753

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West Lakes Adventure
Woolpack Farm
Eskdale Valley
Cumbria CA19 1TH

  019467 23753

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