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Stand up paddleboarding at Another Place, The Lake
Man stand up paddling on Ullswater
Another Place, The Lake
A young boy stand up paddling on Ullswater

Stand-up Paddleboarding
in the Lake District

Accessible, easy to learn and seriously fun, Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUPing) is one of the fastest growing water sports in the world.

And when you venture out onto the lake, you’ll find a different perspective.

Stand-up paddleboard lessons

Cost: £40
Duration: 2 hours
Location: Start from our private jetty.
Includes: Introduction to SUP including a mini tour.

Group: Six people per instructor. Children under 18 must be accompanied by adults.

Lessons are only available to guests.

Add SUP lessons to your booking:


and choose “Activities”

Group of people stand up paddling on Ullswater in the Lake District

What you will learn

Lessons, taught by fully qualified BSUPA instructors, are tailored every session, so you can decide how adventurous you want to be. There‘s no age limit and no special skills are required.

Lessons will include:

  • All the equipment you need to get started, including the latest Gul wetsuits.
  • Checking the lake conditions
  • Understanding potential hazards and how to avoid them
  • Carrying the board and paddling comfortably
  • Prone paddling and when to use it
  • Stance and positioning on the board
  • Paddling techniques
  • How to fall safely and get back on

Lessons can be arranged for families, groups or individuals.

2 stand up paddlers walking to the lake shore past a flock of sheep
Man stand up paddling on Ullswater in the Lake District
A group of people stand up paddling on Ullswater

Stand-up paddleboarding on Ullswater

Far from the hustle and bustle, Ullswater is the best base for outdoor pursuits in the Lake District.

With miles of lakeshore and a SUP at your disposal, you’ll have the perfect canvas to reconnect with nature. Pick up a paddle, find your feet and explore the lake on your own steam.

Hire a stand up paddleboard: Half or full day subject to availability.

As long as you have some experience, and the weather looks fair, you’ll be able to hire everything you need to venture out. Ask at reception when you arrive at The Lake.


Kevin Rushby, Guardian Travel’s explorer, shares his longstanding love affair of Ullswater in the Lakes.

Hotel bedroom at Another Place, The Lake in Ullswater, Cumbria

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