On the Lake

Yes, The Lake District only has one truly named lake, namely Bassenthwaite Lake, the remainder being either tarns, waters or meres.

However, you will still be able to enjoy a variety of water sports and activities. The larger ‘lakes’ (Ullswater, Windermere and Derwent Water) have regular boat services and where self-drive motor boats and rowing boats may also be hired.

Canoe, dinghies, windsurfers and rowing boats can be launched from various national Trust and public launch sites.

Please take care when bathing and paddling as the water depth can suddenly increase and the temperature drop.