Do you need a Licence to kayak on Lake Windermere?
There is no permit required to paddle on Windermere, but there are parking charges at the landing and launch site car parks.
Do you need a permit to kayak on Derwent Water?
Access is controlled by United Utilities, but no permit is needed to take out un-powered craft onto the water. Access to the lake for boats can be found in the village of Armboth.
Can you launch a kayak on Windermere?
From Fell Foot park opposite Lakeside. Launching is free for kayaks, canoes and the like, parking is P&D, unless you’re a NT member, in which case it’s free.
Where do you launch a kayak on Derwent Water?
The launch, on the lake foreshore, is entirely at the discretion of Keswick Launch Company (please speak to KLC staff for assistance). Boats leave here frequently and although you may drive up to launch or remove boats, removal of vehicles, immediately, to the car park is required.
Do I need a Licence for an inflatable kayak?
No you do not. There’s no legal requirement to purchase a license if you’re going to use your kayak only in the sea. So if you’re on a strict budget then sea kayaking is probably the discipline you want to learn!
Can I use my kayak on any river?
As long as you hold a licence, you can paddle on any of the 2,200 miles of canals and rivers administered by the Canal & River Trust. An additional licence allows you to paddle on other rivers which are maintained by the Environment Agency, including the non-tidal Thames west of London.
Can I take my own kayak on Derwent Water?
Because Derwent is busy with boats, please keep close to the shore and make sure you’re visible with a tow float and ideally someone with you on a boat, kayak or paddleboard. Whilst there are some areas of shallow water that may be warm, the deeper water can be cold, so always wade in slowly.
What is the 3 Lakes Challenge?
Three Lakes Challenge is a fantastic team challenge event for teams of up to 12 people. It involves paddling and rowing the full length of Ullswater, Coniston Water and Windermere in under 12 hours. It can be held as a single team challenge or with two teams of 12 taking part together.
Where can I launch my kayak in Coniston?
Monk Coniston car park is at the north end of the lake, with ample parking, toilets, and room for minibuses and trailers. Launching is easy, with a 30m flat walk.