Swap your waterproofs for wetsuits and your poles for paddles..
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Here, we bring you our favourite ways to explore the wonderful waters of the Lake's, offering an opportunity to experience the landscape from a unique perspective.
Celebrating 150 years of cruises on one of England's most beautiful Lakes, the
The cruises across Ullswater connect some of the most iconic walking routes within the Lake District National Park World Heritage site, running an 8 mile course through the expansive vistas of the Lake Districts highest mountains. However, if walking isn't at the top of your itinerary, then there are few better places where you can sit back to take in some stunning views and enjoy a cold, local ale courtesy of the on-board bar!
Start your day off in the
Travel further south and you'll arrive at Howtown Pier, home to the famous Lakeshore walk to Glenridding,
The former mining village of Glenridding will be your next stop as you journey to the south of the lake, the gateway to Helvellyn. Standing 300m tall and holding the title of
Your final destination will be a little less treacherous, and a little more serene. Your visit to the Ullswater valley wouldn't be complete without seeing the tumbling waterfall of Aira Force, set within ancient woodland and landscaped glades. A stroll further along the shores from Aira Force will take you to
‘Paddle Boarding the Lake’ is Cumbria’s only dedicated stand up paddle boarding (SUP)
The company offers an assortment of different adventures, offering introductory lessons, river tours, safaris, group sessions, private sessions and mega SUP adventures. There’s something for everybody, families, friends, young and old. Paddle Boarding the Lake welcomes aspiring and accomplished SUP riders alike.
Here in the Lake District, we
A cruise on Coniston, the 3rd largest lake in the Lake District and home to Donald Campbell’s water speed attempts, is ideal for stand up paddle boarding, with stunning views across the lake and up into the high fells and Langdale pikes.
Drift along River Derwent, Lake District
Lake Windermere, the most popular of all the Lakes, drawing stand up paddle boarders from all around the UK. All
The sights, sounds and smells of life on the Lake. Reconnect with the water at this spectacular new museum on the shores of Lake Windermere. Take a ride on an Edwardian steam launch, spot Beatrix Potter’s rowing boat and marvel at vintage luxury watercraft and speed boats.
The Windermere Jetty Museum is the perfect place to reconnect with the water and to get a taste of what life was like on the lake over the years. Arrive by boat, by road or by foot, and immerse yourself in an unforgettable day of experiences, workshops, history and magnificent displays.
The conservation workshop is the heart and soul of everything at Windermere Jetty, where you can witness a team of master boat builders hard at work in the dedicated workshop. Watch through the workshop windows to see live conservation, part of the 6 step restoration process committed to let stars of the show shine within the many displays at the museum.
When the sun
The boathouse is without a doubt the most spectacular area of the
Take a journey through the galleries, a wall and ceiling covered display packed full of boating paraphernalia and aquatic curiosities. Uncover Windermere’s boating heritage,
The beautiful Lake Windermere had surrounded and exhilarated the couple for years as they sailed “Allegro” (their treasured 24 foot Hurley yacht), exploring the calm, tranquil, yet sometimes tempestuous waters of England’s largest natural lake.
Today, visitors can embark on lunch sailing experiences, an evening of sailing and dining, or a Friday and Sunday exclusive trip. With Skipper John at the helm, you'll learn about the history of the stunning landscape that surround Lake Windermere, whilst enjoying top quality, locally sourced food, washed down with a few glasses of wine! The perfect way to see the shores of Lake Windermere and reconnect with the water.
For us here at Heart of the Lakes, exploring the water in the Lake District is the perfect way to reconnect with Lakes. And if you're wanting to explore