FAQs

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 Stand up paddle boarding or SUP was brought to popular attention by Hawaiian surf legend Laird Hamilton and has gone through a massive growth period over the last 10 years. It is now one of the fastest growing sports in the UK. The boards look like surf boards and are paddled using a single blade paddle from a standing position. The simplicity and versatility of SUP means they can be ridden on lakes, river and the sea. It’s easy to learn and great fun as well as being an excellent core muscle workout

Yes, when you book with lake District Paddle Boarding you will get a SUP board, leash, paddle and Buoyancy aid. If your planning to hire for a few day we also supply the Wheelie rucksack and pump.

In summer shorts and a T shirt are fine for an introductory session, although you can hire a wet suit if you prefer. we advise all participants to wear old trainers of water shore as the lake shore is rocky in places

For poor weather or winter riding we suggest a wet suit as standard. Once you're a proficient rider then the answer is what ever you want as long as you look good.

Don't forget to pack dry clothes and a dry shoes as well as a towel.

All our introduction to SUP boarding lessons take place at our water front SUP Hut at the Lodore Falls Boat Landings. Its a beautiful location on the secluded southern shore of Derwent water, we have two excellent Hotels within 200 meters of the centre. 

Once you've learn how to paddle board your welcome to hire a board and go where ever you want on the Lake or put it in car and have an adventure on one of the other Lakes in Cumbria.

Being able to swim is not essential as you will be wearing a buoyancy aid and attached to your board via the board leash. However to really enjoy paddle boarding you will need certain amount of water confidence. 

Anyone can paddle board, as I guide we would recommend from 6 upwards, although youngsters, as long as they have buoyancy aids can sit on the boards and ride with an adult. (we recommend you never stand when taking a taking passenger on your board) 

Half a day hire and basic introductory lesson of 2 hrs is £45 pp

Full Day with introductory lesson of 2 hrs is £55 pp

Full day hire with 20 minute paddle safe introduction £45 pp

Group rate for 3 hrs lesson Minimum 8 people is £35 pp 

Yes you can, although we insist you've had an introductory lesson before you take them away.

Yes we do, we hold a stock of Red paddle Co SUP boards. These board are inflatable which makes them brilliantly transportable as they pack down into a wheelie rucksack. Full details of the boards we have in stock can be found in the buy a board section of the web site.

Yes there are a number of good Hotels and group accommodation providers.

Our nearest hotels (less than 200 metres) are the Mary Mount Hotel and the Lodore Falls Hotel, both excellent. For large group accommodation we recommend Glaramara House two miles up the valley 

Yes novices are required to have a 2hrs introductory lesson.

Paddlers and water sports practitioners can opt for the 20 minute paddle safe introduction.

All the lakes are great for SUP especially Derwent Water and Ullswater. We advise paddle boarders not to venture on to rivers without a qualified instructor. As without specialist river running knowledge you are putting yourself into a potentially life threatening situation. 

Yes, all our instructors hold  SUP instructor qualifications. 

Yes, SUP Hut at the landings at Lodore Falls Hotel in Borrowdale can be accessed by the Keswick launch, fom Keswick boat landings or alternatively you can use the open top bus from Keswick Bus Station

Yes, we have the Mary Mount Hotel and the Lodore Falls Hotel within 200 meters of our water front centre.

Useful Info

LOCAL HOTELS(200 metres away)

Advance booking is essential for groups at lunch times.

Mary Mount Hotel
Tel: 01768 777223

Lodore Falls Hotel

Tel: 0800 8401246

The Borrowdale Hotel

Tel: 0800 8401244



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