Canoeing & sailing on Windermere

Watersports in Windermere

Overview

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. The centre offers, kayaking, canoeing, raft building, sailing and windsurfing for all levels. If you don't need tuition, hire a kayak or rowing boat and have some fun!

The Lake District was made for wild swimming and here you’ll have England’s largest lake, Windermere, on your doorstep. Choose a quiet spot and swim early morning to avoid boat traffic. Explore the Loughrigg Tarn for more secluded swimming. For local guided wild swims and taster sessions contact Head to the Hills Swim the Lake District.

What makes it special

  • Spend an afternoon boating on Windermere
  • Experience canoeing on one of the Lake District's largest lakes
  • Swim in a secluded tarn

Hostels nearby

Watersports in Windermere

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Map references

OS Grid Ref: SD397965

Lat/Lng: 54.360711, -2.928061

Contact information

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