About Southwater Watersports

Welcome to Southwater Watersports, we are a small friendly bunch of people, passionate about all activities on the water.

Our team is made up of talented, qualified individuals who are here to help get you started on the water, whatever your level of expertise. We aim to offer watersports to everyone, we can train anyone from 8yrs and our expertise is backed up with National Governing Body Qualifications.

We can cater for one to one tuition, group bookings, Stag & Hen dos, team building events and multi-activity days for groups including schools, our aim is to undertake watersports safely whilst having as much fun as possible! We offer many activities but in short we’re the place to visit for kayaking, canoeing and sailing and to hire Sit on top Kayaks and Mountain Bikes

Country park map

We are conveniently nestled in the beautiful Southwater Country Park, a 55acre site, which has level surfaced paths providing easygoing lakeside walks.

There is a small cordoned beach on the far side of the lake with bbq’s and picnic areas, the park also includes a beautiful wildlife area, which is managed for nature conservation and supports wildlife such as lizards, Nightingales and various butterflies and dragonflies.

The adjacent Downs Link bridle way passes through the Park, making it a base to explore further afield by foot or Bike. As well as our own facilities there is also a Visitor Centre and Cafe with toilets. We also have our retail shop on site, UK Kayaking, where you can purchase online or visit to purchase those essential watersport accessories. We can provide anything from gloves and buoyancy aids to an entire boat.

Click here to view directions and how to find us

Opening Times:

  • Summer: First weekend in April to last weekend in August we are open at weekends and the school holidays for Hires ( Weather permitting )
  • HIRE TIMES: 11am start to last hire 4.30pm
  • In school Term times the Office is closed in the week as we have School groups doing multi activity days

  • APRIL May and SEPTEMBER boats can only be hired at the Watersports Centre on the day you wish to hire the boats. The office is open at WEEKENDS when the weather is good in these months only
  • Winter:  October to  April : WE will be closed through the winter this year but open again in April. Please email any enquiries

For Hire information TIMES, PRICES ETC, please follow this Link Click here

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