Water Sports Keswick the Lake District

Swimming Keswick the Lake District

Canoe, Kayak

Derwentwater is ideal for watersports including canoeing, and kayaking - there are four islands plus lakeshore coves to explore. There are also many rivers to explore and enjoy - sometimes even supplying white water adventure. Hire your canoe or kayak or take a guided trip with an expert.

Wild Swimming

Swimming outdoors is fun, wild and exciting. Swimming is allowed in Derwentwater but be aware of boat traffic as the lake can be busy. Wear a bright swim cap and tow a bright float.Wild swimming is fun but safety is paramount. Be Water Wise and follow the Swim Safe Code - More info.

Sailing and Wind-surfing

From dragon boats to sailing craft you can hire or enjoy tuition for the watersport of your choice on Derwentwater. Enrol in a Royal Yachting Association course in Windsurfing or sailing.

Explore Derwentwater

Families, groups, individials and couples - take your pick of canoes, kayaks, stand up paddle boards, rowing boats, motor boats, dinghys and windsurfers to hire out and explore the lake.

Ghyll Scrambling

Jump off waterfalls, slide down water-chutes, dive into plunge pools and wade though water, as you descend a mountain stream.

Launching and Berthing

Canoes, dinghies and small motor boats may be launched at Derwent Water Marina. Longer term berthing is also available For day launches it is advisable to call ahead and book as casual launches may not always be possible on busy days. You can launch small craft at the National Trust Kettlewell car park where you can also land and picnic. 

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