What clothing should I bring when hiring out boats?

Please bring along any clothing and footwear you do not mind getting wet. We do not allow any denim or suede to be worn out on the water. Footwear must be worn at all times.  It is recommended you bring a full change of clothing (just in case!) If the weather is looking cooler extra fleeces and waterproofs are advisable.

Is there anything else I need to bring?

Please bring plenty of water, especially during the summer months.
We require some form of ID, so please bring with you a drivers licence, passport.

How do I book a boat or bike to hire?

Please either book on-line, phone our shop 015394 44451 or send us an email at office@windermerecanoekayak.com.

Can I just turn up on the day to hire?

Yes, you can turn up without pre-booking, but during the summer holiday period we cannot guarantee availability. We recommend booking during this period to avoid disappointment.

Is there and age limit?

We do require all under 18s to be accompanied by an over 18 at all times if hiring boats or bikes.
We do not have a minimum age for children going out with adults, but we do require them to wear well fitted safety equipment such as buoyancy aids and helmets. Please call the shop if you are unsure before booking.

Will I get a helmet with my bike?

Yes, each cyclist will receive a helmet. A bike lock can also be hired with a deposit of £5 on the day (you will get this back with return of both the lock and the key).

I'm looking to buy a canoe / kayak.  Can I try a boat out before I buy?

For try before you buy information please click here.