Lake District Kayak
Hire and Lessons

Our super stable sit on top kayaks are great for those with the spirit of adventure, and keen to explore the shoreline and bays from Graythwaite. They’re really easy to handle, heaps of fun, and popular with paddlers of all ages and experience. Choose a private lesson or we’ll give you any tips you may need to venture off on your own.

Choose your kayak experience

Kayaking in The Lake District on Lake Windermere

Kayaking, the ever more popular way to paddle around the small islands and bays off Graythwaite Estate’s private Lake Windermere shoreline.

These boats are paddled with double-bladed paddles. They’re super steady, great fun and a preferred choice. For experienced paddlers or complete novices, the benefits of an instructed session are that you’ll master the basic strokes quickly and journey with ease to make the most of your session. We’ll also be with you 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 our Lake District kayak hire option 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.

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. What better place to kayak 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. 

The 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 before all the fun starts again next year.  With no electricity or running water, we run purely on our inner energy and sunshine. 

PLEASE NOTE; we don’t take online bookings for same day watersports in case we’re inundated and unable to staff them so for  bookings within 24 hours, please call or email your enquiry and hopefully we’ll be able to fit you in. 🙂


Group size: minimum 1 guest

Duration: 1.5 hour instructed session / hire only from 1 hour

Minimum age:
4 sharing a double with an adult, or 8 in a single

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 – 16 people

Hire single kayak:
There must be at least 1 adult on the water to supervise
1 hour – £22.50 per boat
2 hours – £27.50 per boat
4 hours – £37.50 per boat

Hire double kayak:
1 hour – £27.50 per boat
2 hours – £32.50 per boat
4 hours – £42.50 per boat

Please note, prices exclude a 4% booking fee, capped at £5.00 + VAT.

Booking Terms & Conditions


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

What’s included: kayak, paddle and buoyancy aid, help getting you on the water, tips to get you started, water safety cover, car parking, use of the changing cabins and toilet.

What to bring: your own wetsuit if you have one (or you can hire one from us £5.00 each) although not necessary for kayaking, 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!

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