Go Canoeing

Canoeing is a really accessible and versatile sport, with something for everyone no matter what your age, background or ability.Beginners can have a go at a Guided Tour, supervised by experts. Once you are more confident, create your own adventure exploring the many islands, beautiful rivers and stunning coastline the Lake District has to offer.

Whether you’re an absolute beginner or an experienced paddler, one of the best ways to get involved in canoeing and kayaking is through the Go Canoeing initiative, an Olympic legacy project aimed at encouraging people to get out on the water.

National Go Canoeing Week , during summer half term, Go Canoeing’s annual festival of paddling fun will take place and there are lots of exciting paddling events happening in the Lake District. Enjoy idyllic Islands of Windermere Guided Tours with Windermere Canoe and Kayak or try taking on one of our one or three mile Challenge routes set up from Fell foot Park on any day during National Go Canoeing Week. Visit the Go Canoeing Week website to find out more. 

Whether you're an absolute beginner or an experienced paddler Go Canoeing Guided Tours offer a great way to get out on the water, meet like-minded people, escape the daily grind on an adventure or simply spend some time leisurely exploring the lakes on the water.

There are currently two Official Go Canoeing Tour Provider operating in the lakes:

Windermere Canoe and Kayak is based on Ferry Nab Road, by the shores of Lake Windermere. Not only are they a specialised watersport retailer but they offer tuition, hire and Go Canoeing guided tours in a range of canoes and kayaks. Explore the islands and take in the breathtaking views of the surrounding mountainous areas.

If you’re interested in a Go Canoeing tour with Windermere Canoe and Kayak then please visit their website.

Based in the heart of the Lake District National Park, Keswick Canoe & Bushcraftprovides a range of activities to suit all ages, abilities and requirements. They aim to deliver quality, hands-on, educational and fun outdoor experiences, which give customers a greater understanding and knowledge of the local area and the skills to enjoy the outdoor environment in a low impact way.

To find out more about what Keswick Canoe and Bushcraft has on offer, visit their website.

To see all the Go Canoeing Guided Tours that are on offer nationwide click here