'SUP' The Lake

Stand Up Paddle Boarding is a fun sport, enjoy the Lake District’s spectacular scenery on one of the majestic Lakes such as Wastwater Explore


‘SUP’ the River
River Esk

Enjoy a journey on one of the slow moving tidal rivers such as the Esk or the Irt Explore.


Open Sessions
April to September

From Easter – September we offer the half-day SUP 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.

Introduction to SUP on the Lake - Wastwater

Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) is a fantastic fun water activity and has become the paddle sport of choice.  SUP is an exciting & fun sport that can be enjoyed by anyone, you don’t need to be super fit or super skilled to take part, it is surprisingly easy to get the hang of!

Our introduction to paddle boarding with one of our qualified instructors provides you with the foundations, knowledge and some technical skills to enable you to have the confidence to be able to take the next step to become an independent paddle boarder!  It is a fun session and will leave you wanting to get out there and practice your new skills.

West Lakes Adventure are proud to be one of the first Lake District activity providers to offer quality paddle boarding tuition with qualified paddle sport instructors since 2016.

Activity Duration: 3 Hours.

Minimum Age: 10 Years.

A low - moderate level of fitness is required for this activity.

PLEASE NOTE: Our Open Group Activities require adult supervision if under the age of 18.

Scroll down to see what specialist equipment is provided and what personal kit you will need to provide.

Now offering half day and full day SUP hire - Click on the Hire Page for more info and to book!

‘SUP’ the River – the next step

Please note: Due to the high demand for activities this summer, we are unable to offer any river trips until at least the 6th September.  We can only offer the open group activities which are bookable online.

Once you have mastered the basics of paddle boarding, why not try out a slow-moving tidal river. The Western Lakes provides the perfect location for the next step in paddle boarding, it is surprisingly close to a wonderful coastline and we have two fantastic accessible rivers which flow into the Estuary in the scenic village of Ravenglass, which as well as the English Lake District, Ravenglass in it's own right boasts the UNESCO World Heritage status, 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 – April 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 stand up paddl;e boarding 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

Location is Wastwater - Please note we do not meet at West Lakes Adventure!

Multi-Activity Days

Why not try stand up paddle boarding 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 is machine washed and fully dried after every use!

Equipment includes:

  • Boards 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

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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