FAQ’s

Below is a list of our most frequently asked questions. If you still have have a question please give us a call on 07843050888. We’re always happy to help.

Paddle Boarding, never heard of it what is it?

Stand up paddle boarding or SUP 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.

Is all the equipment provided?

Yes, when you book with lake District Paddle Boarding you will get a SUP board, leash, paddle and Buoyancy aid. Wet suits are also provided if required at a cost of £5 pp. We do recommend you bring a drink which can be taken on the trip in dry bags we provide.

During my paddle board session what should I wear?

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 watershoes as the lake shore is rocky in places

For poor weather or winter riding we suggest a wet suit as standard.

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

If we come paddle boarding in the lake District where can we paddle?

Lake District paddle boarding are totally mobile and run sessions and river tours at a number of different venues including Derwent water, Ullswater, Coniston Water and Windermere.

Paddle board River Tours “SUPfari’s take place in the Borrowdale Valley on the river Derwent as well as the River Brathay at Ambleside

Swimming as always been worry for me, do I need to swim well?

Being able to swim is not essential as you will be wearing a buoyancy aid and attached to your board via the board leash.

We have young children can they participate?

Anyone can paddle board, as I guide we would recommend from 11 upwards and they must be accompanied by an adult. For younger children we recommend you book a dedicated family session. These can be booked by emailing us.

How much does it cost?

Half a day  introductory paddle board lesson of 3 hrs is £45 pp

Half day Lake Tours are £50 pp.

Half Day River SUPfari’s are £55 -£65 pp

Can I hire a paddle board?

We don’t offer Board Hire however for experienced paddle boarders we do offer a down Wind Trips, Lake and River Tours as well as progression sessions and specialist trips.

Would you recommend any accommodation?

Yes there are a number of good Hotels and group accommodation providers very close by, go to our accommodation page to find out more.

Will a SUPfari be suitable for me without experience?

Our trips are all designed for beginners a reasonable level of fitness is required.

Where’s safe in the Lake District to paddle board?

Most of the lakes in the lake District are great for SUP especially Derwent Water, Windermere, Coniston 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.

Are all your staff qualified instructors?

Instructors at Lake District paddle boarding hold NGB SUP instructor qualifications as well as first aid and other adventure activity qualification.

Do you provide Transport?

For Derwentwater SUP session we pick up at the Filling station cafe and transport you to our launch sites. On Windermere Coniston and Ullswater we meet clients at the lake side.

Is there a pub nearby?

Cumbria have some of the best Pubs in the country and we are blessed to have some great lake side venues right where we paddle.

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