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TWO GREAT LOCATIONS - SEASON OPENS MARCH 2024

OPEN FAMILY CANOES

Based at our Park Foot location only.

Open canoes are larger than paddleboards or kayaks with space and seating for people and maybe a small dog. It's an open water craft and is propelled by single blade paddles.

Our Canadian style open canoes are equipped with a seat at the front and one at the rear with a central bench that can accommodate 2 children.

Here on Ullswater, they are the perfect way to glide across the lake with friends and family and some leisurely paddling.

OPEN CANOE HIRE

Open Canoes can be hired by the hour, two hours or for a half-day or full-day depending on how much you'd like to explore Ullswater.

There MUST always be ONE ADULT on board. Maximum capacity is 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children - minimum age is 4 years old. Maximum load 280kg.

We recommend there should be (minimum) 2 people able to use a paddle per canoe. Each person uses a paddle on opposite sides of the boat so you travel forwards, not in a never ending circle!

Canoeing also requires being in tune with your partner - the person at the front (the bow) sets the paddle-pace and the person at the back (the stern) has the job of matching them.

Once you're both in tune you'll find you glide beautifully across the water.

WHAT YOU NEED

We supply the following:

  • Canoe
  • Paddles
  • Bouyancy aid
  • A brief instruction before hire

We recommend you bring the following:

  • Clothing and footwear you don't mind getting wet.
  • A waterproof jacket and trousers can also be useful as layers help keep you warm on cooler days.
  • We suggest you avoid wearing jeans as when wet they can make you cold!
  • Hot weather - suncream and a bottle of water are essential items and think about bringing a sunhat.
  • Cold weather - layers of warm clothing and a change of clothes is advisable.
  • We suggest bringing a mobile phone in case of emergencies and we have dry bags which can be purchased on site.

USEFUL INFO...

PRICES

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Open Canoes - PARK FOOT ONLY

Min 1 Adult on board at all times to supervise. Maximum - 3 adults or 2 Adults and 2 children

1 Hour - £30

2 Hours - £45

Half-day - £55

Full-day - £75

For all activities children under 18 MUST be accompanied by an adult at all times

ADDITIONAL INFO

We supply the following gear:

  • Canoe
  • Paddles
  • Bouyancy aid
  • A brief instruction before hire

We recommend you bring the following:

  • Clothing and footwear you don't mind getting wet.
  • We suggest you avoid wearing jeans as when wet it can make you cold!
  • Hot weather - suncream and a bottle of water are essential items and think about bringing a sunhat.
  • Cold weather - layers of warm clothing and a change of clothes is advisable.
  • We suggest bringing a mobile phone in case of emergencies and we have dry bags which can be purchased on site.
  • A waterproof jacket and trousers can also be useful as layers help keep you warm on cooler days.

PARKING INFO

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PARK FOOT - visitor parking is £5 per car, per day. You can pay in advance HERE

Guests staying at Park Foot Holiday Camp can park for free.

More information on where to park can be found HERE

WHO CAN DO IT?

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A minimum of ONE ADULT is required to be on board our open canoes at all times to supervise.

Minimum age is 4 years old.

Open Canoes can hold a maximum of either:

3 Adults or,

2 Adults and 2 Children.

For all our activities children under 18 MUST be accompanied by an adult at all times

HOW LONG ARE SESSIONS AND DO I NEED TO BOOK IN ADVANCE?

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Hire sessions are 1 hour, 2 hours, or you can hire for a half-day or full-day, depending on how much you want to explore.

Please book online in advance to guarantee availability.

CAN I MAKE A GROUP BOOKING?

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Yes you can - please use our online booking system to reserve your Open Canoes.

Or call us on 07561 465 396 or email us at info@wakeandsurf.co.uk and we'll be happy to help you make a group booking

WHAT GEAR DO I NEED?

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We supply the following gear:

  • Canoe
  • Paddles
  • Bouyancy aid
  • A brief instruction before hire

We recommend you bring the following:

  • Clothing and footwear you don't mind getting wet.
  • We suggest you avoid wearing jeans as when wet it can make you cold!
  • Hot weather - suncream and a bottle of water are essential items and think about bringing a sunhat.
  • Cold weather - layers of warm clothing and a change of clothes is advisable.
  • We suggest bringing a mobile phone in case of emergencies and we have dry bags which can be purchased on site.
  • A waterproof jacket and trousers can also be useful as layers help keep you warm on cooler days.

WHERE CAN I GET CHANGED?

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We have changing facilities at both our locations.

Showers are also available elsewhere on each site if required.

WEATHER QUESTIONS...

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The only time we will cancel a session is if we regard the conditions as dangerous.

You can find out more in our cancellation policy in our Terms & Conditions

CAN WE STAY NEARBY?

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Yes, very close!

Our HQ is based at Waterside House Campsite right on the water's edge - it's an ideal base for exploring the Lakes.

There's camping, glamping, Tipi and Pod hire available.

We can also recommend the beautiful Edenhall Estate which has lots of amazing dog friendly accomodation options from woodland cabins, lake view cottages, loft-style apartments and family lodges.

There are also lots of places to stay in the Lake District.

COVID 19

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We take all possible precautions to protect both our customers and ourselves.

All equipment, including our wetsuits are sanitised after each use and we ask that everyone visiting Ullswater Wake & Surf takes personal responsibility for themselves and others by taking all possible precautions as detailed in government guidelines.

We ask that if you have any symptoms of COVID, or if you have been in contact with someone who has COVID that you call or email to reschedule your booking.

Please give us as much notice as possible!

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THURSDAY 20TH DECEMBER 2023

This is the last shipping date for guaranteed delivery before Christmas. Orders must be placed by 2pm latest and Next Day Shipping must be selected during checkout.

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