We may be biased but genuinely believe we run watersports from one of the best locations in the Lake District; Grubbins Point on Windermere. From this sheltered bay on the southwest shore, we offer both instructed lessons and canoe hire.
Journeying in these Canadian style boats is the ultimate in relaxation as you paddle around the small islands and bays of Graythwaite Estate’s private shoreline. We feel no visit to the Lakes is complete without some time on the water and this is an ideal way to do just that. To hire the canoe(s) may be your preference, rather than opting for an instructed session, if you have previous canoeing experience or are confident on the water. We’ll help get you on the water, give you tips to get you started and provide water safety cover, so you’ll feel looked after.
The 3-seater canoes are spacious enough for 2 adults and up to 2 small children, a bag and / or picnic. We require at least one adult in your party to be on the water with guests under 18. You can opt for a 1 or 2-hour hire or may prefer a half day adventure (4-hours).
Guests to Graythwaite Adventure can enjoy a variety of other awesome land and water-based experiences; 4x4 off-road driving, archery, axe throwing, clay pigeon shooting, bushcraft, kayaking, stand up paddleboarding and RIB boat tours. Land-based activities are available all year, watersports April to October. Experience : Explore : Escape.
Upon arrival at our Watersports Site, please make use of our free parking before meeting with one of our friendly and experienced instructors at the watersports hub. Following introductions, we’ll kit you out with buoyancy aids. We provide all the equipment; canoes, paddles, and buoyancy aids whether you book a lesson or hire only. We’ll run through the basics and answer any questions you have before helping you set off. How far you venture depends on your experience and the weather conditions on the day. Wetsuits aren’t necessary unless you plan to swim. Please note, if you’re not entirely confident to hire a canoe, we’d recommend one of our instructed sessions. Hires are available for 1-hour, 2-hours, or 4-hours.
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From Ambleside (The North) Continue along the B5825 until you reach Hawkshead. From Hawkshead, follow signs towards Newby Bridge. Stay on this road for roughly 5 miles. You’ll pass Esthwaite Water Trout Fishery on your left, continue on past. You’ll then see Graythwaite Saw Mill on your right then you’ll pass the entrance to Graythwaite Gardens which are also on your right. From here continue for approximately 150m. The entrance gate to the car park is on your left and marked with a Graythwaite Adventure sign either side of the gate. Please turn into the field and follow the track to our car park. If you miss the gate and reach the main entrance to Graythwaite Hall, please turn around. From Newby Bridge (The South) Follow signs towards Lakeside, YMCA Centre and Hawkshead and continue on the B5825. You’ll pass the YMCA Centre on your right before passing the entrance to Silverholme Manor. When you see a small post box installed in a wall on your right continue straight on, the main entrance to Graythwaite Hall will be on your left. After a few hundred yards you’ll reach our entrance gate on the right with the Graythwaite Adventure either side. Please turn into the field and follow the track to our car park. From the Windermere Car Ferry When you disembark the ferry continue on the road until you come to the first left turning, the turning is just before a white and black sign for Far Sawrey. Take this turning and follow the road for approx. 2.9 miles. At the end of this road you will reach a T junction. Turn right at the T junction. Follow the road for 0.2 miles and the entrance to our site will be on your right with a Graythwaite Adventure sign either side of the gate. Please turn into the field and follow the track to our car park. Transport available by request. We’re happy to collect you from your accommodation by 4x4, boat or minibus!
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