5 Reasons To Explore Windermere By Kayak
In a Kayak you are close to water level so will view your surroundings from a new and refreshing angle. Exploring more secluded bays and inlets allows you to explore areas which are completely hidden from the shoreline.
Whilst you are on the water you are likely to be rewarded with some great interactions with the local and visiting wildlife. Tufted Duck and Goldeneye are regularly seen as well as Canada Geese who make their nests on the islands. There can be a cacophony of sound, particularly when the birds are protecting their territory during breeding season. Remember, genuine wildlife encounters are those where the animals are behaving naturally, so please keep quiet and watch your distance.
3. Unique Atmosphere
It doesn't take long to venture away from the hustle and bustle in a kayak, almost as soon as you leave the shore you’ll experience a change in atmosphere. In open water, you’ll feel quite small in relation to the large and open space around you whereas in the more secluded areas of the lake, the atmosphere is more intimate.
4. Adventure & exploration
Without too much commitment of time and effort, a kayaking journey can give you a sense of real adventure, even if you choose to stay close to shore. And if you wish to take your quest further or faster you could try planning a longer journey, or chasing one another Swallows and Amazon style!
5. Gentle physical activity
Paddling a kayak doesn't have to be too physically demanding especially if you are in a tandem and there is no reason to feel you have to go particularly far or fast. Indeed, you often see more when taking things slowly! There are plenty of pleasant stopping places along the shore and many beaches on the islands where taking a break is easy. Just a 2 - 3 hour outing, exploring at your own pace, will leave you with a sense of achievement. Then you still have plenty of time to relax knowing you have achieved something new and unique with your day!
We hope we have inspired you with our 6 reasons to explore Windermere by kayak.