Fell Foot is a brilliant place to bring your kayak or canoe and explore the southern end of Windermere. Your canoe gives you a great opportunity to explore the southern end of the lake, to find the queiet little spots to rest a while and take in teh beauty of teh scenery or the abundance of wildlife. It is also a great starting point to head off to take on the challenge of paddling teh longest lake in England.
There are a number of routes from Fell Foot. The easiest(unless the lake level is high), and prettiest is to head south down the river exploring around the bends and twists of the river down to Newby Bridge, you pass alongside the Haverthwaite steam railway and you may be lucky enough to see Thomas. Below the bridge there is a Weir. The round trip from Fell Foot down to Newby Bridge and back is about a mile.
To head up into Windermere. Follow the Eastern Shore along the shore. The speed limit signs are arrived after about a mile of paddling and give you a great experience of the kind of paddling Windermere has to offer.
Please be aware the reed beds are of environmental importance, please keep out of them.
Canoe hire is available during the weekends and holidays at Fell Foot.
We would like to maintain the ecology system of the Lake, please Check-Clean-Dry your kit to prevent invasive species being brought to Windermere
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