When you arrive in Keswick, one of the first things that will catch your eye is Derwentwater! It a must see, but we can offer you one better… 

Do you want to go and explore the lake itself with a local guide? Maybe you want to go visit one of the Derwentwater’s islands? Hopefully we have made you realise that can’t come to the Lake District without taking to the water! 

You will meet your instructor at Newlands Adventure Centre, once everyone is happy we will depart to our private marina! Our water base is at the northern end of Derwentwater, and close to the Centre. 

Canoeing is one of our more relaxing activities; easy to learn and great fun for all ages!

After fitting with waterproofs and a buoyancy aid, your Instructor will give a land based introduction to the basic skills required to control your canoe and what to do if you capsize! Introductory games, exercises and activities quickly help you master your canoe to enable you to paddle further and perhaps to visit an island (if the weather permits it).

£35pp for 3hr session with instructor and boats! 

Where to meet?

We get asked a lot of questions about Rookery Woods so we hope thought we would answer some of them here for you! 

Where is Rookery Woods? 

  • Rookery Woods is based at Keswick Climbing Wall next to Castlerigg Stone Circle!

Do I need to Book? 

  • No! Rookery Woods does not require a Booking! However if we are really busy there may be a short way until we can let you in the Woods! During that wait you could use our onsite Café, The Hungry Heifer! 

How Much does it Cost? 

  • Rookery Woods is £5 per Child for all day! That’s it! Adult’s do not need to pay to enter Rookery Woods however you did need to be supervising your children in the Woodland at all times.

What is the Age Limit? 

  • Rookery Woods is designed for Children aged 8 and under!