Kayak Hire In North Yorkshire and the Lake District
*Please Note: Minimum/Maximum number of participants may apply to some activities. Online bookings can only be made 2 weeks in advance, 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 kayak hire in North Yorkshire and the Lake District at various locations. Kayaking is a great leisurely outdoor activity for families and friends, with hiring our sit on kayaks you can create your own fun and adventure. Our kayaks are sit on, unlike the traditional kayaks with a closed cockpit, making them comfortable to paddle and ideal for novices.
We do offer taster sessions with instruction or guided river trips, contact us for more information.
Venues where we hire our kayaks are:
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 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.
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
HG4 1UGPlease see our Ripon to Boroughbridge kayak 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:
• Kayak (9ft Point 65 Seadog)
• Buoyancy aid
• A dry bag, if requested
• A brief instruction before hire
• 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 kayak:
• 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 5 kayaks (max 5 people) £140, up to 10 kayaks (max 10 people) £199
Full day- up to 5 kayaks (max 5 people) £199, up to 10 kayaks (max 10 people) £270
Kayaks 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