Canoe and Kayak
Derwentwater is ideal for 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.
A growing sport - 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.
Families, groups, individials and couples - take your pick of canoes, kayaks, stand up paddle boards, rowing boats, dinghys and windsurfers to hire out and explore the lake.
Jump off waterfalls, slide down water-chutes, dive into plunge pools and wade though water, as you descend a mountain stream.