You can’t come to the Lake District without taking to the water and trying your hand at Kayaking. Our water base is at the northern end of Derwentwater, one of the most beautiful lakes in England and close to the Centre. Kayaking is one of our more demanding but ultimately rewarding activities.

Once fitted with waterproofs and a buoyancy aid, your Instructor will give a land based introduction to the skills needed to control your craft. Using a stable single seat kayak, your Instructor will take you to one of the nearby sheltered corners to introduce games and exercises to help you quickly master control of your boat. Then you might explore the lake, visit an island or even stop off for tea and cake !

Frequently Asked Questions

Still have questions? Don’t hesitate to get in touch – contact us on 017687 78463 or email info@activity-centre.com

What will I wear?

Something you don’t mind getting wet in, getting soaked is an option… Unless you fall in! 

What equipment do I need?

You don’t need to fetch anything – all equipment will be provided on arrival.

Is there a height / age requirement?

Participants must be 8 years and over.

Where to Meet?

Meet at Newlands Adventure Centre for this activity.
Stair, Keswick CA12 5UF

Ready To Book?

Contact us directly to book. Either email info@activity-centre.com, call 017687 78463 or use our booking form.

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!