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Visit Lake District

Kayak hire (1 hour) on Windermere with Graythwaite Adventure

  • Location Near Hawkshead, Lake District
  • Price from £20.00
  • Activity
  • Boating
  • Canoeing & Kayaking
  • Fun & Games
  • Wildlife
  • Mindful escape
  • Learn new skills
  • Microadventure


We may be biased but genuinely believe that we run watersports from one of the best locations in the Lake District; Grubbins Point on Windermere. From this sheltered bay situated on a private stretch of shoreline we offer both instructed sessions and boat hire.
Journeying in our sit on top kayaks is the perfect way to paddle around the small islands and bays off Graythwaite Estate’s private shoreline. These boats are paddled with double-bladed paddles, they're super steady, great fun and a popular choice. We feel that no visit to the Lake District is complete without spending some time on the water and this is an ideal way to do just that. As with our other paddle sports, the sit on top kayaks are available for an instructed experience or if you’re competent you can simply hire the boats by the hour to go off and enjoy your own adventure. If you opt for going it alone, we have watertight barrels available to carry any spare clothes, your camera for pictures and your picnic.
Our single seaters are spacious enough for 1 person with a dry bag and / or picnic. Our double seaters comfortably hold 2 people with space for a dry bag and / or picnic.
We require at least one adult in your party to be on the water. You can opt for one hour, two hours of you may prefer a half day adventure.
Guests to Graythwaite Adventure can enjoy a variety of other awesome land and water-based experiences; 4x4 off-road driving, clay pigeon shooting, archery, axe throwing, air rifles, canoeing, paddleboarding, bushcraft, RIB boat tours and more. Experience : Explore : Escape.


Upon arrival at Grubbins Point, please make use of our free parking before meeting one of our friendly team at our watersports hub. Following introductions, we'll kit you out with buoyancy aids and head to the water's edge where the kayaks will be ready for you. We'll run through the basics and answer any questions you have before helping you set off. How far you venture depends on your experience and the weather conditions on the day. We'll provide everything you need; kayaks, paddles and buoyancy aids. All you need to do is turn up, get paddling and enjoy. Wetsuits aren't necessary, unless you're planning to swim. If you have your own wetsuit you're more than welcome to bring this or we have a range of sizes available to hire. Please note, if you're not entirely confident to hire a boat, we'd recommend one of our instructed sessions.

This adventure is perfect for individuals and small groups, and can be tailored for:

  • Corporates
  • Families
  • Hen / Stag parties
  • School groups
  • Dog Friendly

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    What's included

  • Equipment Kayak, paddles, buoyancy aids included

    What you'll need

  • Warm Clothing We recommend dressing appropriately for the outdoor weather in the Lakes
  • Waterproofs
  • Other We recommend wearing footwear you don't mind getting wet


Moderate Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 30 days before the activity is scheduled to start.


Near Hawkshead, Lake District


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Graythwaite Adventure Limited is the experience provider for Kayak hire (1 hour) on Windermere with Graythwaite Adventure