Where We Paddle Board

Lake District Paddle Boarding is Cumbria’s only dedicated Stand Up Paddle Boarding  “SUP” provider in the Lake District. We offer paddle boarding introductions and lessons on Derwentwater,  Keswick , Coniston Water, Bank Ground farm and Water Head  Ambleside on Windermere. 

We also provide SUP River Tours ” SUPfaris” which take place on Derwentwater and the River Derwent in Borrowdale, nr Keswick.

For SUP introductions on Derwentwater we meet at the filling Station Cafe.

For SUP introductions on Coniston Water we meet at the Swallows & Amazons Tea Rooms. 

For SUP introductions on Windermere we meet Waterhead Ambleside


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 intro Lesson or SUP river Tour. 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.

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Coniston Water

Coniston Water is the Lake Districts third largest lake and probably its most famous. Being home to Donald Campbell's water speed record attempts and ultimate tragedy. As well as the inspiration for Arthur Ransome's Swallows and Amazons story. It is a fantastic lake for stand up paddle boarding. Our launch site at Bank Ground farm is simply stunning with views across the lake and up into the high fells and the Langdale pikes. The location is also home to the Swallows and Amazon Tea Rooms, where you can treat yourself to the best of everything Cumbrian from cream teas and cakes to lunch and evening meals. 

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River Derwent, Borrowdale, Keswick

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 River Tour 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!

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Windermere is the largest Lake in the Lake District at 11 miles long. Which makes it a very popular with Stand Up Paddle Boarders from around the UK. All our SUP lessons and  Paddle Board River Tours depart from Waterhead, Ambleside. The sheltered North end of  the Lake is perfect for learning to Paddle Board, with sheltered bays and easy access into the mouth of the River Brathay. The close proximity to Amblesides lake side pubs is a perfect location stand up paddle boarding followed by a pint , whats not to like!   

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