Best campsites for canoeing and kayaking

If you prefer your holidays to have a bit more adventure in them, then The Camping and Caravanning Club have lots of sites that offer canoeing and kayaking facilities nearby.

Whether you have your own boat to take with you and so are looking for a site where you can launch from under your own steam or you are looking for some tuition to learn a new skill, our Club Sites can offer a suitable location.

Derwentwater

Derwentwater Canoeing CTAThe Lake District town of Keswick is just a short walk from the campsite, with an abundance of water sports available on Lake Derwentwater. Situated in the North Lakes, the Lake has seven jetties to launch from, so you can bring your own boat along or hire one from the many canoeing and kayaking clubs nearby. Kayaks and canoes can be hired by the hour and tuition is available if you are new to the sport and want some lessons before heading out on the water. When you have had enough of the water-based activities there are lots of shops and museums to visit in Keswick, and the Theatre by the Lake is also well worth a visit while you are in the area.

Chertsey

Chertsy Canoe CTAOur Chertsey campsite is perfect for those looking for canoeing holidays as canoes can be launched in the river direct from the campsite. Those who prefer some help first can head to the local activity centre where canoeing and kayaking tuition is available and boats can be hired to take up and down the Thames – don’t forget your picnic! Alongside the abundance of water sports in the area, the campsite is the perfect base to explore Legoland, Thorpe Park and Chessington World of Adventures, or a thirty minute train ride will have you in the capital and all the attractions that it has to offer.

Milarrochy Bay

Milarrochy-Bay CTALoch Lomond is the largest expanse of inland water in Britain, making it the perfect location for canoeing or kayaking as it isn’t exposed to tides like rivers are. Our Milarrochy Bay campsite is excellent for keen canoeists or kayakers as it has boat launching facilities onsite for all non-motorised craft, or boats can also be hired nearby if you don’t have your own. The southern end has many islands to explore, while to the north you can enjoy the wide stretches of deep open water, so the area is ideal for all types of water sport enthusiast. If you are looking for additional activities alongside the canoeing and kayaking then you can explore Glasgow by train, while a bus stop from Balmaha village provides access to other local towns and villages.

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