Paddle Boarding

What better way to spend a Summer’s day in the Lake District than taking in the views and leisurely exploring the waterways of Windermere or Coniston? Slow and steady is the new high-octane and who’d have known you could burn through calories just by standing up? Welcome to the wonderful world of Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP)

Apart from the rhythmic chug of the steam ferries breaking the silence from time to time, you’ll hear nothing more than the lapping of water at your feet and the laughter of your friends by your side. It’s the perfect way to get out on the water and enjoy some friendly competition.

Windermere and Coniston both have a number of outdoor watersports centres where you can hire boards and paddles for the day and set out on the water. Being a comfortable swimmmer is definitely recommended as if you’ve never tried anything like this, you’ll find yourself in the water more than once; although life jackets are provided for extra safety.

July, August and September are among the best months to take part in this activity as the larger bodies of water such as Windermere, Coniston or Ullswater take a few months to reach temperature ensuring a dip or two won’t be too icy.

Where to start?

 

Windermere Canoe Kayak is a great place to start where the experienced staff will run through how to use your paddles, where to position yourself on the board and what to do in the event of an epic dive.

 

Visit www.windermerecanoekayak.com for more information.

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July, August and September are among the best months to take part in this activity as the larger bodies of water such as Windermere, Coniston or Ullswater take a few months to reach temperature ensuring a dip or two won’t be too icy.

Where to start?

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