If you want to try something in the Lake District, why not try a spot of watersports on Lake Windermere. The Lake District isn’t always about the hiking and walking the fells, there is so much more to The Lake District than you actually think. When I travelled up their with 59 other amazing people from all over the country and even world we not only hiked the fells but we also had a go at some watersport activities as well, which included kayaking and SUP (stand up paddleboarding). I had done kayaking before but it was quite a few years ago so I had no idea if I was still any good at it but I did really well tbh. I paired up with the lovely Lottie who I travelled with to Snowdonia back in July and we both did really well without capsizing or messing up.
After we had warmed our bodies up and had lots of giggles and photos it was time to switch activities for the way back. My group started with kayaking and then moved onto stand up paddleboarding which was quite daunting as I had heard a lot of the groups before us had all fallen in and said how cold it was and I definitely wasn’t prepared for that kind of cold. So the girls I was paired with for the paddleboard all agreed to not fall it – which we didn’t – so that was a relief. We all had a very good rhythm and took it in turns to count out loud so we kept in time paddling with each other and no one fell in. We had lots of giggles on the way back at everyone else who fell in and we all remained nice and dry.
Would you fancy trying a watersport activity? Have you done stand up paddle boarding before?