Boat Hire


There are about 40 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).

Unfortunately the little car park at the end of the lane has been declined planning permission and has closed.

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, we 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

We have both indoor changing rooms with hot showers or changing tents on the beach.

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.


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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