Boat Hire


April 2022 Update

Boat hire is now available. Click on the blue book now button on the bottom right of the page to book. There are only short sessions available at the moment until the lake warms up a little. Although do contact us if you have plenty of experience and would like a longer session.

The lake is very cold at the moment – and the current weather and forecast is not helping.

If you are planning to hire boats please remember to bring cold weather clothing – gloves, hats, fleeces, waterproofs… If it is horrible in the morning (especially if its windy, or you have small people in your booking) please give us a ring before setting off. We can discuss and go ahead, shorten your session and do a partial refund, swap boat types or cancel your session and rebook or refund.

Parking

There are about 20 car parking spaces onsite available to use at the moment – which should be enough to meet demand. The top row of cars on the hill are usually staff cars so you can normally block these in (please ask) There are still a lot of boats and trailers overwintering on site and we are launching and clearing this as quickly as possible. Please bear with us as we make more space.

Unfortunately the little car park at the end of the lane has been declined planning permission and has closed. We are working hard to make more parking space onsite.

From May, we hope to have around 40 spaces on site which is enough for all but the very busiest days.

Please car share where possible, and leave plenty of time to get parked and changed.


Derwentwater is the perfect playground for anyone wanting to get out on the water and enjoy all that it has to offer. Being shallower than some of the other lakes, means that the water is often warmer – which is a welcome bonus if you want to splash, swim and have fun. The unique setting and direction of the lake makes for interesting winds and fun sailing activities, whilst still having sheltered bays available in which to kayak more sedately. Here at Nichol End, invite you to enjoy an activity you love or try something completely new.


Kayak hire

Click here to discover our wide range of available kayaks

Paddleboard hire

You don’t need this much balance to paddle board… Click here to discover more.

Canoe Hire

Canoeing is great fun for all the family. Click here for our wide range of available options.


Rowing Boat Hire

The setting for many a proposal or first date. Click here for more details.

Sailing Boat Hire

Sailing for one or family fun…click here for sailing options.

Changing Facilities

Click here for changing rooms with a hot shower or private changing tent hire.


Whats on today?

Want to get out on the lake today? See here for availability.

Whats on tomorrow?

Want to get out on the lake tomorrow? See here for availability.


FAQ’s

Dogs, kids, bad weather, kit lists… All the info we think you might want can be found here


Covid Information

Find out how we plan to keep all our customers and staff safe during covid 19.


Cancellation and Refund Policy

See here for our cancellation policy and a nifty link to message us a refund request.


Hire Agreement

When you make a booking you are accepting our hire agreement. So have a read!

If you have any questions or queries then either ask on the day, drop us an email or give us a ring.


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