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Stand-up Paddleboarding
in the Lake District

Learn the basics of stand-up paddleboarding with our qualified instructors before exploring the lake and taking in the views. More for sightseers than thrill seekers, lessons can be tailored for everybody, whether you’re a complete beginner or a pro paddler. A fun way to see Ullswater from a new perspective, stand-up paddleboarding is also a great workout.

SUP lesson details

Beginners Introductory Lesson

Cost: Adults £40 | Children (under 16) £30
Duration: 2 hours

During the lesson you will learn to:
Check the conditions on and around Ullswater
Understand potential hazards and how to avoid them
Carry the board and paddle comfortably
Prone paddling and when to use it
Stance and positioning on the board
Paddling techniques
How to fall safely and get back on to the board

Private and group lessons

If you’d prefer a private lesson – either as an individual or with your family, friends or colleagues, this can be arranged. From complete beginners to advanced paddlers, the lesson will be tailored to your groups’ needs.

Man stand up paddling on Ullswater in the Lake District

Stand-up paddleboard lessons are only available to guests.

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Stand-up paddleboarding, or SUP, is the oldest form of surfing. The contemporary version of the sport originated in the 16th century in Hawaii, where surfers would take to the waves on boards of up to five metres in length, using a paddle to control the board and propel themselves through the water.

Today stand-up paddleboards look much like an oversized longboard – large, stable and with plenty of width and volume, ideal for beginners. An exhilarating sport, accessible to all, paddleboarding is a great way to keep fit and a fun way to explore Ullswater.

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Group of people stand up paddle boarding on Ullswater
A group of people stand up paddling on Ullswater

The fastest growing water sport across the world today, paddleboarding is not only a great core workout, but compared to surfing or kitesurfing is easy to learn. Our lessons and tours offer hours of fun for families, groups or individuals who want to get out on the water and cruise around our beautiful lake. 

Lessons are taught by fully qualified BSUPA instructors, guaranteeing your safety and the skill and confidence to be able to paddleboard on your own. Lessons include all the equipment you need to get you started, including the latest Gul wetsuits to keep you snug.