Canoe Hire in North Yorkshire and the Lake District

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*Please Note: Minimum/Maximum number of participants may apply to some activities. For short notice availability or if you are unable to select the numbers of places for this event that you require, please call us or get in touch via our Contact page to discuss other alternatives.


Alfresco Adventures offer canoe hire in North Yorkshire and the Lake District at various locations. Canoeing is a great leisurely outdoor activity for families and friends, with hiring our canoes you can create your own fun and adventure. Our 16ft canoes are very spacious and comfortable to paddle making them ideal for novices.
We do offer taster sessions with instruction or guided river trips, contact us for more information.

Venues where we hire our canoes are:
Ellerton Lake
North Yorkshire
DL10 6AP
Ellerton Lake is a 60- acre fresh water, spring fed lake with a large touring caravan park.
Changing facilities with hot showers: £6.50 per person

Derwent Water
Derwent Water is situated in the North of the Lake District near Keswick. It has beautiful mountain views on a clear day you can see Skiddaw, Cat Bells and more.
No changing facilities are at this venue.

North Yorkshire
Semerwater is the largest Glacial Lake in the old North Riding of Yorkshire and has inspired many an Artist; Poet and more recently Photographers; TV Programme Makers and Folk Singers through its myths and legends.
No changing facilities, lake fees are £4 per person.

Ripon to Boroughbridge Canal
Ripon Racecourse Marina
Boroughbridge Road
North Yorkshire
Please see our Ripon to Boroughbridge canoe page for details.
Full day hire required.

Have an alternative river or lake trip in mind, please get in touch to discuss your adventure.

What’s included in the hire:
• Canoe (16ft Old Town Discovery 158)
• Paddles
• Buoyancy aid
• A dry bag, if requested
• Helmet
• A brief instruction before hire
• Cag

Hire periods:
• Morning 0930-1230
• Afternoon 1300-1600
• Full Day 0930-1600
Please arrive 15 minutes before hire time to sort out any paper work that may need finishing off and to get kitted up.

Things to consider before hiring a canoe:
• Can you swim 50m?
• Do you know what to do if you capsize?
• Are you aware of the risks?
• Have you read our hire terms and conditions?

Half day- up to 3 canoes (max 6 people) £140, up to 6 canoes (max 12 people) £199

Full day- up to 3 canoes (max 6 people) £199, up to 6 canoes (max 12 people) £270

Canoes and all equipment will be delivered / dropped off by Alfresco Adventures, for a location that is not stated above an additional charge will occur.

Please read our terms and conditions; on hiring our canoes you are agreeing that you had read and understood Alfresco Adventures Ltd terms and conditions