*Hire - Ambleside

Please note - Our Ambleside cabin is now closed until Easter 2020

PLEASE READ OUR T&C's/FAQs before making your booking

We have a "shack" located next to the Ambleside YHA right on the lake shore. Hire kayaks, and Stand Up Paddleboards,  at Waterhead, Ambleside, on Lake Windermere which is the perfect location to explore Windermeres Northern basin.

Open School Holidays and selected dates. Please phone for more information.

Available to hire at Ambleside:

  • Sit-on-top Kayaks
  • Stand Up Paddleboards
  • Mountain Bikes

for more information about different craft please click here


YHA Ambleside
LA22 0EU

Kayak hire is available between 9:30am - 4:30pm during summer holidays and selected dates. 

Please book in advance (up until midnight the day before) to avoid disappointment.

There is a cafe at the YHA ready to provide you with cake and tea after a journey on the water.

Please take a minute to read the information below to ensure you make the most of your time out on the lake.

  • Hire includes all the equipment you will need. Wetsuits can be hired on the day for £5 each.
  • There must be at least one group member over the age of 18 out on the water with you
  • Proof of ID is required (unless you have booked on-line)
  • If you decide to cancel, we require 48 hours notice to offer a full refund, if a cancelation happens within 48 hours of the activity date we are not able to offer any refund sorry, however we may be able to reschedule your booking if there is availability. If we cannot find an alternative date then there will be no refund.
  • Please note: unfortunately we cannot facilitate multiple customers taking turns in hire crafts. Please ensure each person has their own either single or double kayak/SUP to avoid disappointment.