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. Sailing is a great chance to work together in pairs or threes, there's plenty to do, but the wind does the hard work. The main boats we use are Laser Picos and Oppies
Other things to do nearby
Climb one of the hills right next to the bunkhouse to make the most of the beautiful landscape and see the world from a different perspective.
Experience the thrill of two wheels. See the world from a different angle, get the excitement of speed and learn how to handle your bike on the rough stuff while staying in control
Try one of our courses and explore all of the fantastic crags, climbing and bouldering in the area.
Daily launches around the lake stopping at Keswick, Nichol End, Hawes End, Low Brandlehow,, High Brandlehow, Lodore and Ashness Gate.
One of the most beautifully located theatres in England, hosting film and literary festivals throughout the year.
Cruise the lake stopping at the lakeshore jetties where you can change boats, or enjoy the 50 minute trip around Derwentwater.
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
There are fantastic crags, climbing and bouldering in the area, just make sure you look across the valley to get the best views from the top!
Stuffed with puzzles, gadgets and curiosities The Puzzling Place is guaranteed to have something to amuse, entertain or puzzle you.
Enter through a graphite mine replica and follow the path of pencil making from the reign of Elizabeth 1st to the present day.
A walk up Skiddaw, one of the four 3,000s, rewards you with fantastic views over Derwentwater and Bassenthwaite while Blencathra with its many ridges, including Sharp Edge, is for the more adventurous
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.
From YHA Keswick there is a cycle route to suit everyone, whether you’re looking for a gentle ride following the River Greta along an old railway track to tackling the famous 112 mile Fred Whitton cha
The C2C route is a 225km route traversing Northern England from Whitehaven or Workington on the West coast to Tynemouth or Sunderland on the east.
For an accessible road-side route try Little Chamonix for an entry level climb.
Within a three mile radius of Keswick you can try canoeing, sailing and kayaking, all available on Derwentwater.