Best places to kayak and canoe

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.

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Our gardens, parks, cafés, shops, countryside locations and many houses are open. You no longer need to pre-book at many places. Some still require booking ahead, so please check the property webpage before you travel.​

Sailing boats on the Fowey

Fowey Estuary 

The wooded creeks of the Fowey Estuary in Cornwall are a beautiful and dramatic place to explore the water. Watch the tides and paddle up the river to explore the tributaries leading up to Lerryn and Lostwithiel or turn up Pont Pill and take your time.

A close up low angle of paddleboarder on the water


Paddleboarding, windsurfing, kitesurfing, kayaking are among the exhilarating watersports on offer in Exmouth. Beginners can learn from qualified instructors and equipment can be hired by those confident enough to go it alone. Catch waves and navigate glittering lakes.

Activities at our places

Find more activities to do at the beautiful outdoor places in our care, from running to cycling and more.