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 board hire.
Stand up paddleboarding has been a fast-growing watersport in the UK and at Graythwaite Adventure, we offer guests instructed lessons to help you hone your skills or experience SUP for the first time. Ours is a fleet of RED boards, arguably the best boards available. 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. The benefits of an instructed session are that you will master the basic strokes quickly and journey with ease to make the most of your session … it’s likely you’ll spend more time paddling, less time swimming! 😊 Alternatively, you may opt to hire boards instead, without an instructor, allowing you to head off on your own. 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.
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, canoeing 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 and if booked, wetsuits. We provide all the equipment; boards, paddles, and buoyancy aids whether you book a lesson or hire only. The exact content of lessons is tailored to suit you and your party – it’ll include chatting with your instructor, more advanced paddle strokes and journeying, fun games and even some jumping in! As with all our activities, we only offer private experiences meaning we don’t mix bookings, which allows us to concentrate on you and your guest(s) exclusively. Lessons are 1.5 hours, and 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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