Active on water

Low Wood Bay Watersports Centre (boat hire, watersports instruction and more), near Ambleside. Ark Sailing (sailing tuition, general sailing), based at the Langdale Chase Hotel between Ambleside and Windermere.

Windermere Outdoor Adventure Centre (canoeing, kayaking, windsurfing, sailing and more) at Windermere.

Bowness Bay Marina (boat hIre on Windermere), Lakeland Adventures (sailing on Windermere), based at Bowness, Windermere Canoe and Kayak (kayak, bike and stand-up paddleboard hire and more) at Ferry Nab, Bowness. 

Windermere Aquatic/Waterhead Marine (boat hire/sales) at Bowness and Waterhead near Ambleside. Windermere Marina (boat and yacht moorings) at Bowness. Royal Windermere Yacht Club at Bowness. Windermere Cruising Association.

Swim the Lakes (Lake District open water swimming). Lake District Fishing/Windermere, Ambleside and District Angling Association.

Fell Foot Park (boat hire and more) near Newby Bridge, South Windermere Sailing Club at Newby Bridge.

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