Hire a kayak or a stand Up Paddleboard to explore the quiet northern fringes of Windermere and the river Rothay. Or you can hire a bike and follow Lake District cycle routes to Low Wray, Rydal, Grasmere and beyond.
In the Ambleside YHA Garden, Waterhead
Open weekends and bank holidays only at present. Open every day from 7th July 2018
Please note, we do not always have card payment facilities at this site.
|Saturday||9.45am to 4.30pm|
|Sunday||9.45am to 4.30pm|
|Holidays||9.45am to 4.30pm|
Open week-ends and holidays only at present. Open every day from 7th July 2018
Booking in advance is advisable (you can do this up until midnight the day before)
Parking (pay and display) at Waterhead car park
Great YHA Cafe & bar on site with indoor and outdoor seating and great views!
NB No changing facilities (unless you are a guest of the YHA)
Nearest toilets - Public toilets in Waterhead car park
From Ambleside, there are two low level easy to follow, super scenic cycle routes which allow you to take in some of the most iconic Lake District attractions on the way such as Wray Castle, Rydal , Grasmere, Langdale
For the more adventurous, ask our staff about the nearby mountain bike trails of Loughrigg or Troutbeck and Jenkin's crag.
We will give you all the instruction you need to get you going. Our boards are stable and easy to use.
NB Wearing denim or jeans is not allowed as you will just get cold!
Sit-on-top Kayaks are the best option for families and groups of friends. We have double and single options available. NB Wearing denim or jeans is not allowed as you will just get cold!