Kayaking and canoeing at Cragside

Kayaks and canoes by Tumbleton Lake

This summer we've teamed up with Cullercoats Bike & Kayak to bring paddlesports to Cragside. Join us every Thursday and Saturday from 8 July - 2 September to canoe and kayak on Tumbleton Lake. Plus, little ones will love our kids-only Splashdown! event.

Please note that normal National Trust admission charges apply for these events. All bookings are made via Cullercoats Bike & Kayak's website.

Two people canoeing on Tumbleton Lake

Canoe at Cragside

Hire a canoe (each canoe sits three adults or two adults and two small children) and head out on to Tumbleton Lake for your own adventure, or book onto a guided canoe tour, and head round the lake with an expert guide who will teach you basic canoeing skills and give you a little history of Cragside. Guided canoe tour £6 - £8, canoe hire £15 (per boat) for 30 minutes.

Two people kayaking on Tumbleton Lake

Kayak at Cragside

Hire a one-seater kayak, grab a map and explore Tumbleton Lake at your own pace. Relax and enjoy being on the lake. £7.50 for 30 minutes.

Children splashing in a canoe

Kids only: Splashdown!

For children aged 7-14. Qualified instructors will provide you with a wetsuit for a session of kayaking and canoeing games, practice rescues, and more. Having fun and getting wet is guaranteed! This session runs from 3pm-4pm. £12 per child.