King Pocky's Derwent Water Regatta

The sun sparkles as it hits the water, and although the canoe wobbles a bit as you get in, an instructor’s on hand reassuring you and giving you all the tips you need to stay dry. A family pootles past in some floating bath tubs, and some whooping from across the water tells you your friends have got the hang of the catamaran. The ducks look worried.

The best thing about King Pocky’s Derwent Water Regatta is that it’s all about joining in and having fun, getting out on the water and having a go at something you never thought you’d try.

On Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 July 2019 you and your family can have a go at low-cost watersport and activity sessions plus lots of free activities on dry land, so bring your beach shoes and a spare pair of socks and join in what we like to call Cumbria's quirkiest regatta.

Activities run 10am-7pm on Saturday, and 10am-4pm on Sunday.

Things you can do on the water
Free Activities (no booking required)
An event with historic roots

Running and Swimming at Derwent Water Regatta

two marshalls silhouetted against a sunny field of parked cars

Getting here and parking at the regatta

How to get here by public transport, and the best options for parking close to the event