Thirlmere is one of the more hidden lakes in the Lake District, best appreciated by boat, canoe or kayak. There is a little road which threads its way up the western shoreline which offers lovely views across the water, but also many laybys to pull up in and pop your kayak in for days of exploring.
Can you paddle board on Thirlmere?
You can paddle board on most of the 16 recognised Lake District lakes without a permit: Windermere, Ullswater, Coniston Water, Thirlmere Reservoir, Wastwater, Derwent Water, Ennerdale Water (permits required for large groups or commercial groups), Loweswater and Grasmere.
Do you need a Licence to kayak on Lake Windermere?
There is no permit required to paddle on Windermere, but there are parking charges at the landing and launch site car parks.
Can I use my own kayak on Willen Lake?
Can I use my own boat or kayak on MK lakes and rivers? At Willen Lake we allow all types of dinghies, kayaks and canoes however they must not be inflatable, or motor powered. Paddleboards may be inflatable. All equipment is required to be checked by a member of staff before going on the water.
Can you swim in Thirlmere?
Swimming not allowed
Swimming is not allowed in Ennerdale Water, Haweswater resevoir, Thirlmere resevoir and Kentmere resevoir.
Can you kayak on haweswater?
Access. I realise this may get deleted but there is strictly no canoeing allowed on this reservoir.
Do I need a licence for an inflatable kayak?
No. As long as the person holding the waterways licence is actually in the inflatable kayak then they are able to have a co-pilot or a passenger on board.
Where can I kayak in Windermere?
Brockhole lakeshore is the place to hire motor boats, rowing boats, sit on top kayaks, open canoes and paddle boards on Lake Windermere.
Can you kayak on Ladybower Reservoir?
Canoeing is not allowed on the Derwent, Ladybower or Howden reservoirs.