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Kayak Hire

Nichol End has kayaks available to hire all year round. Kayaks are available in singles, doubles and trebles, and are great for couples, families and groups.  Most of our fleet are sit on tops, but we also have some touring sit in kayaks as well as touring style sit on tops.

Single sit on top kayaks cost £10 for the first hour then £8 for any extra hours, Our Touring kayaks (sit in) are also £10 for the first hour then £8 for any extra hours.

Double kayaks (both sit on top and sit in) cost £15.00 for the first hour then £10 for each extra hour.

If you have any queries see our FAQ, or drop us an e-mail on

The bulk of our hire fleet is made up of sit on top kayaks - these are stable and easy to use. 

We keep a range of sit on tops, so we can find one suitable for most users!  We like these boats because they are stable, easy to get on and off, easy to paddle, much reduced risk of entrapment in comparison to traditional kayaks, and if the worst happens and you do capsize they are quite easy to climb back on without worrying about the need to empty them.  We do have a boat to suit everyone from their first paddle having a go to serious paddlers using a touring sit on top or sit in to explore all of Derwentwater.  

Kayaking frequently asked questions.

General frequently asked questions