Best places to kayak and canoe

Kayaking in the sea off Middle Beach, Studland, Dorset

From aquamarine seas, meandering rivers and glittering lakes, the places we look after offer exhilarating kayaking and canoeing experiences. You can join a group or hire the boats and kit you'll need for your own adventure. Here's a guide to our top canoeing and kayaking spots.

Canoes and people on Derwent Water beach, Keswick

Derwent Water 

Derwent Water, also known as ‘Queen of the Lakes’ is nestled in the idyllic Borrowdale Valley. You can explore the islands on your own vessel or rent boats from hire centres around the lake.

Activities at our places

Find your favourite activity or sport at some of our amazing landscapes