Lake District Paddle Boarding is Cumbria’s only dedicated Stand Up Paddle Boarding “SUP” provider. We are based in the heart of the English lakes in Cumbria on the shores of Derwentwater nr Keswick.
Most of our Introductory lessons and Paddle board Tours ” SUPfaris” take place on Derwentwater and the river Derwent . However we also run SUP introductions and down wind trips on Ullswater and Wastwater. We have a wide range of paddle boards for you to try including Red Paddle Co, Fanatic, Starboard and Oshea. We only use inflatable SUP’s ” iSUP’s” for lessons and SUPfaris. We also hold a stock of new paddleboards, making us one of the few SUP retailers where you can try before you buy!
For Board Sales or arrange a demo Call: 01768892105.
Derwentwater is the Jewel in the crown for SUP in the English Lakes. Its proximity to Keswick and easy access by the A66 make it an ideal destination for your first paddle board adventure. Once you've learned the basics, you will have the skills necessary to explore the numerous islands, secluded bays and river mouths at your leisure, keeping a watchful eye out for Otters, Kingfishers, Ospreys and other Lake Land wildlife.
Ullswater is the Lake District's second longest lake at 11.8 km long, but only 1km wide at its widest point, which makes it perfect for stand up paddleboarding adventure touring. Ullswater also has its very own "down winder" water taxi in the form of the Ullswater steamers which have Jetties at Pooley Bridge, Howtown and Glenridding. So you can choose to paddle the whole lake or just part of it, then deflate your inflatable SUP, put it in its bag and jump on the Steamer back to your car. Be sure to paddle to some of the numerous cliff jumping locations Ullswater has to offer!
Deriving its name from the Celtic word meaning 'oak trees', Lake District Paddleboarding's river of choice runs from the shadow of the highest mountain in England, down the Borrowdale valley through ancient oak forests, all the way to the Irish sea. Drawing on the experience and expertise of our instructors a SUP Safari enables you to become a part of the landscape and offers a unique and adrenaline fueled perspective one of Britain's most beautiful landscapes, naturally with a stop off for afternoon tea (or the pub) en route!
Buttermere and Crummock Water, the lakes by the dairy pastures, are two of the smaller lakes in the Lake District. The lakes close proximity to one and other, in addition to the classic combination of lakes and mountains make them ideally suited for a SUP Safari, where you can voyage in, well, alongside the footsteps of Jarl Buthar, a celebrated Viking chieftain who made the valley the heart of his stronghold in the 11th century against Norman invaders, subsequently the lake bears his name Buthar-mere!
Saltburn on the North East coast of the Yorkshire moors is Lake District Paddle Boarding's chosen venue for our SUP Surf Safari's. It’s probably the most famous surf break in the North of England, providing clean glassy waves over a soft sandy bottom. With brilliant views and chance to take photographs from the Victorian pier. SUP Surf, fish & chips and a mug of tea! How good can it get? We run surf safaris for groups of 8 riders, all transport, board and equipment hire and Instruction is provided.
Beadnell Bay in Northumberland, If you fancy getting away from it all. Beadnell is beautiful with remote beaches, great waves and stunning scenery,it's a must for a weekend away. There is choice of bunk house accommodation near Seahouses, and great B&B's. If conditions are favorable a guided trip out to the Farne islands to take in the wildlife, Puffins, Seals, Porpoise and occasional whales!
Situated in the Wasdale Valley, Wastwater is 3 miles long, half a mile wide, and the deepest of all the lakes. After one of England's most breathtaking drives, take it all in as you inflate your Paddleboard surrounded by Britain's favorite view, and set out across the water from under the shadow of England's highest peak, Scafell Pike. Being the deepest Lake in England it's probably best to bring a wetsuit as the Temperature very rarely gets above 10 degrees C.