*Hire - Disclaimer and Code of Conduct

Please read and understand the following information prior to the hire or demo of any Windermere Canoe Kayak (WCK) licensed boat.

Watersports can be hazardous and physically challenging; you can minimise the risks by following these rules and safety advice:

  • Please take medication with you if required e.g. asthma inhalers, epinephrine injections (EpiPens) etc. Ask us for a drybag to keep your valuables safe.
  • Please inform WCK staff if you have a medical condition of any kind e.g. a back injury, pregnancy etc.
  • Wear appropriate clothing and footwear (no jeans or suede, you'll just get wet and cold).
  • Your buoyancy aid must be worn at all times when on or near the water.
  • Do not stand up in your canoe or kayak.
  • Try to remain close to the shoreline where possible.
  • Give way to all other craft and be courteous to other lake users.
  • Stay well clear of the Hawkshead Car Ferry.
  • Only land where indicated by WCK staff. Most of the shoreline and islands are privately owned.
  • Do not disturb the wildlife or interfere with nesting sites.
  • Do not leave litter, please take it with you.
  • Alcohol is not allowed on the boats.

WCK accepts no responsibility for loss or damage of personal belongings whilst in our premises or aboard our boats.
You are responsible for yourself and anyone under 18 years old that you have signed for.

Individuals and Families

If paddling solo you accept and understand that it is not best practice to be unaccompanied on the water. You accept and understand the additional risks involved.

By ticking the checkbox and supplying your details you agree to abide by the rules and advice and acknowledge that I am liable for any costs incurred by WCK as a result of loss or damage of hired equipment.

Group Leaders

You acknowledge that as the designated group leader you are responsible for all members of the group and will endeavour to keep all members of the group together.

By ticking the checkbox and supplying your details you agree to abide by the rules and advice and acknowledge that I am liable for any costs incurred by WCK as a result of loss or damage of hired equipment.