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TWO GREAT LOCATIONS - SEASON OPENS MARCH 2024

ABOUT KAYAKING

Try kayak hire on Ullswater this summer!

Kayaking has been popular in the Lake District for years.

Our kayaks are a sit-on-top design (unlike canoes or 'sit-in' kayaks). The sit-on-top kayak is better for beginners, for learning, getting on and off and having fun!

Our single-seater and two-seater kayaks are stable and sturdy, and an easy way to explore Ullswater lake.

Whether you’re wanting to go fishing, fancy racing your mates, or just after a gentle family adventure, these little boats are perfect.

Ullswater is a beautiful place to explore by kayak and with a backdrop as epic as Helvellyn Hallin Fell and many more there is no better place to enjoy the freedom.

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KAYAK SESSIONS

Kayak hire has two options - the single kayak for 1 person (145kg max weight) or the tandem kayak for 2 people (max 200g weight).

Children aged 12 and under must share a double Kayak with an adult over the age of 18 at all times.

Children must be 13 and over to use a Kayak on their own - however they must be supervised by someone 18 or over at all times.

We require 1 adult per child in the case of kayak hire as this means in the event of a capsize, each adult can look after 1 child.

For all water-activities you must be able to swim.

They can be hired by the hour, or for a half-day or full day.

We recommend that dogs do not go on the kayaks as they are more liable to tip.

Whether you want to go fishing, fancy racing your mates, or you're just after a gentle family adventure, these little sturdy boats are perfect!

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WHAT YOU NEED FOR KAYAK HIRE

We supply the following gear:

  • Kayak
  • Paddles
  • Bouyancy aids (MUST be worn at all times)
  • A brief instruction before hire

We recommend you bring the following:

  • Clothing and footwear you don't mind getting wet.
  • Your legs tend to get a bit wet from the paddles so we advise you not to wear jeans. In the summer shorts are good!
  • Hot weather - suncream and a bottle of water are essential and don't forget a sunhat.
  • Cold weather - layers of warm clothing, a change of clothes and extra snacks are always good!
  • We suggest bringing a mobile phone in case of emergencies, and we have dry bags which can be purchased from our shop
  • A waterproof jacket/trousers can also be useful.

See the USEFUL INFO below for more details of Kayak Hire.

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USEFUL INFO...

PRICES

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Single Sit-On Kayak (1 person)

£20 for 1 hour

£30 for 2 hours

£50 per half-day (4 hours)

£70 per full-day (8 hours)

Tandem Sit-On Kayak (2 people)

£30 for 1 hour

£45 for 2 hours

£55 per half-day (4 hours)

£75 per full-day (8 hours)

ADDITIONAL INFO

Prices are per session and we supply the following:

  • Kayak
  • Paddles
  • Bouyancy aids (MUST be worn at all times)
  • A brief instruction before hire

For all water-activities you must be able to swim.

Kayak hire has two options - the single kayak for 1 person (145kg max weight) or the tandem kayak for 2 people (max 200g weight).

Children aged 12 and under must share a double Kayak board with an adult over the age of 18 at all times.

Children must be 13 and over to use a Kayak on their own - however they must be supervised by someone 18 or over at all times.

We require 1 adult per child in the case of kayak hire as this means in the event of a capsize, each adult can look after 1 child.

They can be hired by the hour, or for a half-day or full day.

For group bookings 10+ people contact us at info@wakeandsurf.co.uk or call 07561 465 396

For larger group bookings where parking is required for multiple vehicles, please speak to us in advance about parking arrangements.

Anyone not staying at either campsite and bringing their own equipment (eg. paddleboards) will be required to pay both a launch fee and a parking fee.

PARKING INFORMATION

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WATERSIDE HOUSE - visitor parking for one car is included with your booking. Additional vehicles must pay for parking at the Campsite Office on arrival.

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

Please make sure you arrive with us at least 20 minutes before your booked time slot.

WHERE TO FIND US

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We have two great locations on Lake Ullswater, just outside Pooley Bridge.

You can find out more HERE

WHO CAN DO IT?

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For all water-activities you must be able to swim.

All Kayak hire requires somebody over the age of 18 to be out on the lake with anyone under 18 at all times.

Children aged 12 and under must share a double Kayak board with an adult over the age of 18 at all times.

Children must be 13 and over to use a Kayak on their own - however they must be supervised by someone 18 or over at all times.

We recommend 1 adult per child in the case of kayak hire as this means in the event of a capsize, each adult can look after 1 child. Please be aware that bouyancy aids MUST be worn at all times.

Kayak hire has two options - the single kayak is licensed for 1 person (145kg max weight) or the tandem kayak is licensed for 2 people (max 200g weight).

People must not swim from Kayaks.

We recommend that dogs do not go on the kayaks as they are more liable to tip.

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

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Hire sessions are by the hour, 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.

TUITION & ADVICE

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We include a brief instruction as part of the hire before you go out on the water.

We’re big fans of kayaking, with years of experience and expedition stories between us, feel free to ask us as many questions or tips as you like. There is no such thing as a silly question!

And remember For all water-activities you must be able to swim.

CAN I MAKE A GROUP BOOKING?

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

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

CAN MY FAMILY COME AND WATCH?

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Yes they can, they can watch from the lake shore.

Please be aware that parking charges may apply - more info HERE

WHAT GEAR DO I NEED?

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Prices are per session and we supply the following:

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

We recommend you bring the following:

  • Clothing and footwear you don't mind getting wet.
  • Your legs tend to get a bit wet from the paddles so we advise you not to wear jeans.
  • In the summer shorts are good!
  • Hot weather - suncream and a bottle of water are essential and bring a sunhat.
  • Cold weather - layers of warm clothing, a change of clothes and extra snacks are always advisable.
  • We suggest bringing a mobile phone in case of emergencies, and we have dry bags which can be purchased from our shop
  • A waterproof jacket/trousers can also be useful.

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!

We are 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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CHRISTMAS SHOPPING!

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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