Kayaking in the Lake District

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Lakeside
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Kayaking in the Lake District

Post by Lakeside » Mon May 06, 2019 5:39 pm

I have an inflatable kayak and wonder what licence I need to access the water in the lakes. I am newbie to Kayaking and if the weather is fine I could park up and paddle for a while. I will be mainly hiking in the Lakes with my micro camper. I will be Joining the British canoeing club to get the licence for rivers and canals.

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Re: Kayaking in the Lake District

Post by Chris Bolton » Mon May 06, 2019 6:29 pm

It varies. Windermere is a public navigation, anyone can use it, you just need a car park close to the water (which will probably be about £8 for the day unless you're an NT member). Coniston, Derwent Water and Ullswater are also free to use. Bassenthwaite is private, you need a permit. I think Ennerdale Water is NT, and paddling is discouraged. I think Wastwater has free access but have not paddled there.

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Re: Kayaking in the Lake District

Post by AGNorwich » Tue May 07, 2019 9:28 am

https://www.canoeandkayakdirect.com/10- ... rict-blog/ gives details for most of the big lakes. There is quite a bit of information on the National Park web site https://www.lakedistrict.gov.uk/visitin ... ndkayaking, including a summary of boating and swimming access at: https://www.lakedistrict.gov.uk/__data/ ... 120418.pdf

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Re: Kayaking in the Lake District

Post by Lakeside » Wed May 08, 2019 10:13 am

Thank you for the useful information.

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