Canoeing on lake

Plattyplus watersports


Based on the shores of Derwent Water, you can hire equipment or take a lesson in kayaking, canoeing, sailing and windsurfing.

Visit the Platty+ website

What makes it special

  • Enjoy canoeing surrounded by fantastic Lakeland scenery


See hire, tuition, courses, and group price list.

Hostels nearby

YHA Keswick External

YHA Keswick

Free wi-fi
Licensed bar
Private rooms available
YHA Borrowdale exterior

YHA Borrowdale

Camping and Cabins
Meeting Rooms & Corporate Hire
Private rooms available

Plattyplus watersports

Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5UU

Map references

OS Map: 89 & 90, and Explorer OL4

OS Grid Ref: NY264191

Lat/Lng: 54.562548, -3.138576

Contact information

Email: [email protected]

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mountain biking

Mountain biking in Hawse End

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Try one of our courses and explore all of the fantastic crags, climbing and bouldering in the area.


Watersports in Hawse End

Enjoy the thrill of sailing your own boat. Whether you're looking for speed or relaxation, we'll teach you the basic skills to make your boat move (and stop!), and turn it where you want to go.


Keswick Launch Company

Daily launches around the lake stopping at Keswick, Nichol End, Hawes End, Low Brandlehow,, High Brandlehow, Lodore and Ashness Gate.

Theatre by the Lake

Theatre by the Lake

One of the most beautifully located theatres in England, hosting film and literary festivals throughout the year.

Derwentwater boat trips

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Cruise the lake stopping at the lakeshore jetties where you can change boats, or enjoy the 50 minute trip around Derwentwater.

The Puzzling Place

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Stuffed with puzzles, gadgets and curiosities The Puzzling Place is guaranteed to have something to amuse, entertain or puzzle you.


Climbing in Wigton

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Mountain Biking in Keswick

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Whinlatter Visitors Centre is just five miles from YHA Keswick with some of the best purpose built single track mountain bike trails in the country.

Cycling in Keswick

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Climbing in Keswick

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Watersports in Keswick

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Keswick Museum and Art Gallery

With its large collection of exhibits, the museum is a fascinating place to discover old Keswick and the Lake District. See the museum website.