Lake District Paddleboarding
on Lake Windermere

Stand Up Paddleboarding in The Lake District

WATERSPORTS IS NOW CLOSED UNTIL APRIL 2024.   We’re open all year round for land-based activities though 🙂 – go check them out.

What a wonderful summer we had – thank you to everyone who joined us in the 2023 season.  The kit is hibernating and we’ve left Grubbins Point to recover over the winter from all the fun and frolics from the summer.  We’re back open for watersports in April 2024.

Stand Up Paddleboarding (also known as SUP) is brilliant fun. We offer instructed lessons and paddleboard board hire to help you hone your skills or experience SUP for the first time. Ours is a fleet of RED boards, arguably the best on the water.

The benefits of an instructed session are that you’ll master the basic paddle boarding strokes quickly and journey with ease to make the most of your session … spend more time paddling, less time swimming! We may even progress to headstands! 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 Windermere paddleboard hire option if you’ve SUP’d 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.

If there are a few of you, why not choose to take out one of our Monster Paddleboards; each board holds up to 8 people and they’re brilliant fun that require everyone to be standing facing the front and paddling in the same direction, which is sometimes easier said than done! :).  We have two giant boards, so if you fancy a bit of competition your group of up to 16 people can split into two teams and race head to head.  Whether you use your board(s) for racing, cruising, a picnic on the lake, practising gymnastics or as a sunbathing platform, you’re bound to have a blast with our Monster SUPs.

What better place to enjoy paddleboarding 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. Happy SUP’ing!

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. Click on the below links for more information and to book.

PLEASE NOTE; we don’t take online bookings for same day / next day watersports LESSONS in case we’re inundated and unable to staff them so for lesson bookings within 48 hours, please call or email your enquiry and hopefully we’ll be able to fit you in :). For HIRES, please feel free to book away. 🙂

SUP Paddle Boarding in the Lake District on Lake Windermere

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: 6
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 only:
There must be at least 1 adult on the water to supervise
1 hour – £22.50 per board
2 hours – £27.50 per board
4 hours – £37.50 per board

Monster Paddleboards (maximum 8 people)
1 hour – £70.00 per board
2 hours – £95.00 per board

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


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

What’s included; stand up paddle board, 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), towel, swimwear, wet shoes or trainers you don’t mind getting wet although during the summer months we tend to paddleboard bare foot.

Instructed sessions

Lake Windermere Paddleboard hire ... happy SUP'ing!

1 hour paddleboard hire book here 
2 hours paddleboard hire book here
4 hours paddleboard hire book here
1 hour monster paddleboard hire book here 
2 hours monster paddleboard hire book here

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