Journeying in these Canadian style boats is the ultimate in relaxation as you paddle around the small islands and bays off Graythwaite Estate’s private shoreline.

For experienced paddlers or complete novices, the benefits of an instructed session are that you will master the basic strokes quickly and journey with ease to make the most of your session. We’ll also be there for safety support for added confidence. We require at least one adult in your party, but not necessarily taking part. The lessons are 1.5 hours long.

Or you may opt for canoe hire if you’ve paddled before. We’re happy to hire to water confident first timers too. 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.

What better place to canoe than England’s largest lake, in the heart of the Lake District National Park; Lake Windermere? As with all our experiences, this will be a private booking for your party if you book a lesson. 

Our watersports centre is a ‘pop-up’, from April to October and at the end of the season we pack up, leave no trace and allow Grubbins Point peace and quiet over the winter months before all the fun starts again next year. 

For more information, to discuss multi-activities or for groups, please call:


Group size: minimum 1 guest
Duration: 1.5 hour instructed session / hire only from 1 hour
Minimum age: 4
1.5 hour instructed session:
1 person – £80.00
2 people – £60.00 per person
3 people – £45.00 per person
4 – 10 people – £35.00 per person then £30.00 per person for 11 – 14 people

Hire only:
There must be at least 1 adult on the water to supervise
1 hour – £25.00 per boat
2 hours – £30.00 per boat
4 hours – £40.00 per boat


Watersports hub: we generally run our full-time watersports offering from the beginning of April to October.

What’s included; canoe, and a paddle and buoyancy aid for every guest, safety cover.

What to bring; your own wetsuit if you have one (or you can hire one from us) although not necessary unless you plan to swim, towel, swimwear, wet shoes or trainers you don’t mind getting wet and a change of clothes in case you get wet. It has been known that some people like to splash!

Instructed sessions

Canoe hire ... happy adventuring!

1 hour canoe hire book here
2 hours canoe hire book here
4 hours canoe hire book here

Watersports experiences