Equipment Hire is available from the Watersports and Information Centre, on the waterfront next to the gym. No booking needed, just turn up to hire equipment.
Boat hire is a great way to get out onto the lake, with a range of equipment available for those who have little or no previous experience on the water. Our friendly swan and dragon pedalos are great for the family, and boats like our single kayaks give the freedom for people to explore the lake from a different perspective.
We have a fleet of themed pedalos (flamingos, cars, dragons and swans) as well as traditional family pedalos. Themed pedalos are £15 (30 mins) or £25 (60 mins). Family pedalos are £12 (30 mins) or £18 (60 mins).
Our turbo paddlers are perfect for little ones. All they have to do is turn the handles to spin the double paddle wheels that make them move – the faster they turn them, the faster the boat goes! £3 for 15 minutes or £5 for 30 minutes.
Our sit-on-top kayaks are a great way to get onto the water on your own. They're simple, stable, and very safe with no cockpit. Half hours hire costs £5 and an hour costs £9.
Single Kayak - Cockpit
Single closed cockpit kayaks are available to hire - you need your BC1* certificate or equivalent. Contact the centre to check availability before hand.
The double kayaks available are also sit-on-tops, and as the name suggests accommodate two – three people depending on size. Half hours hire is £9 and an hour is £15
A Katakanu is a purpose-built catamaran-canoe. They take up to six people with a maximum four adults. These are paddled by the team with a single-bladed canoe paddle, and are great for groups who don't all quite fit into a pedalo together. Half hours hire cost £15 & an hour £25.
Up to three people paddle a Canadian canoe with a single bladed paddle. A relatively stable boat ideal for an adult to take out a child. Half hours hire is £9 and an hour is £15
Suitable for one adult, or one or two children, these boats are great for learning and enjoyment. RYA Level 1 or Stage 2 required. There will be instructor supervision on the side. Min 1 hour charge at £20 per hour.
Suitable for one adult, or one or two children, these boats are great for learning and enjoyment. RYA Level 1 or Stage 2 required. There will be instructor supervision on the side. One hours hire costs £30.
Hire a board and a sail to get out onto the lake on your own. RYA Start Windsurfing or YWS Stage 2 certificate required. £20 for one hours hire.
Stand Up Paddleboard
Suitable for one person, a great test of balance and coordination, and good exercise for the whole body. You will probably get wet, so you may wish to bring a change of clothes, or borrow a wetsuit if available. Half hours hire is £5 and an hour is £9.