watersports

Watersports in Hawkshead

Overview

Only five miles from Windermere, you can try your hand at anything from a lake cruise through to wind surfing, kayaking and canoeing. If you feel the need for speed you can even hire a power boat.

Hostels nearby

YHA Hawkshead - External view

YHA Hawkshead

Private rooms available
Licensed bar
Camping and Cabins

Watersports in Hawkshead

Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0QD

Map references

OS Grid Ref: SD 35459 96696

Lat/Lng: 54.361683, -2.994734

Contact information

Other things to do nearby

cycling

Cycling around Hawkshead

YHA Hawkshead is a fantastic location for road and mountain bikers, be they novice, families or experienced. Grizedale Forest The forest is a mecca for mountain bikers in the north west and YHA Ha

Mountain biking

Mountain biking in Hawkshead

Set off down the bridleway from the back of the hostel to join Grizedale forest which offers hundreds of different routes for mountain bikers of all abilities.

Beatrix Potter Hill Top

Hill Top (Beatrix Potter)

Full of her favourite things, the house looks like Beatrix has just stepped out for a walk. Don't miss the lovely cottage garden.

tying shoelace

Walking and Rambling in Hawkshead

A short walk from the hostel takes you to the highest point in the area, Latterbarrow, where there's a huge eight foot high trig point and stunning views of the whole of Lake Windermere.

Go Ape

Go Ape Grizedale

Fly 200 metres across the top of the Grizedale Beck and marvel at the forest canopy from 18m up a Douglas Fir.       Visit the website

Go Ape

Go Ape

Go Ape has several locations across the UK where you can climb and fly through the trees. If it's adrenaline fuelled family fun you're after then look no further.

Brantwood

Brantwood

Discover the home of John Ruskin.

Tom Ghyll (or Gill) waterfalls on way to Tarn Hows

Tom Ghyll Waterfalls

Tom Ghyll (or Gill) is a lovely stream with two waterfalls. A trail runs alongside the stream and the path then leads up to Tarn Hows. Start at the Car Park on the A593 by Glen Mary Bridge.

Canoeing & sailing on Windermere

Watersports in Windermere

Enjoy an afternoon on England's largest natural lake. There's a watersports centre on the shore of Windermere, only three miles from the hostel.

Windermere Lake Cruises

Windermere Lake Cruises

The spectacular voyage gives you views of mountain scenery, secluded bays and the delightful wooded islands.

Steam Yacht Gondola on Coniston Water

Steam Yacht Gondola

The gondola is the perfect way to view Coniston's spectacular scenery. Sail to Monk Coniston jetty and then walk to Tarn Hows. View the Yacht's National Trust website

Coniston Launch Cruises

Coniston Cruises

Enjoy a beautiful boat cruise on Coniston Water, staying on the boat for the full cruise or getting off at a jetty to explore.  Or just use the service as a ferry to get between where the differe

Coniston Boating Centre, view of jetties

Coniston Boating Centre

To see Coniston Water and the stunning fells hire a motor boat, canoe, rowing boat or sailing boat and explore. Take a break at the Bluebird Café right on the edge of Coniston Water. Visit the w

Couple canoeing up a river

Watersports in Coniston

This lovely area is great for water sports, so whatever mode of water transport takes your fancy, take the plunge and enjoy some fun on, or in, the water! Gorge scrambling in Church Beck is on the

Rabbits

The World of Beatrix Potter

Take a walk through Miss Potter's famous tales, complete with animatronics and walk-through scenes from her stories. Don't forget to exit through the gift shop!

Blackwell Arts & Crafts House exterior

Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House

From the leaf-shaped door handles to the carved wooden panelling, Blackwell is an important icon of Arts & Crafts architecture. Visit Blackwell's website