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How to Plan a Summer Kayak Adventure Holiday in Coniston

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The best summer adventures are found in the Lake District, here you can enjoy long summer days filled with as much adventure as you can handle. Stunning lakes, commanding fells and a relaxed environment combine for a perfect summer holiday spot.

Kayaking is a popular activity in the Lake District and in Coniston in particular. Coniston Water is a stunning stretch of water where you can launch your own kayak or hire boats and instruction if you are new to this fun way to explore the water.

Coniston Kayak Holiday

Once you have decided that kayaking is the way you want to spend you holiday time (and we don’t blame you) then you have to get planning to ensure you have the best adventure ever. Your plans will depend on whether you have been kayaking experience and if you have your own kayaks or not.

Coniston Accommodation

The first thing you will want to get sorted is your accommodation. If you are coming to Coniston in the summer, then we recommend you book a cottage as soon as possible as this is the most popular time for visitors. The Coppermines have a great range of cottages perfect for the single experienced adventurer or a large family group looking to get out on the water for the first time.

By having your own space in a Coniston holiday cottage, you can have a hearty breakfast and make a great packed lunch to be enjoyed while you are having your kayak adventure. A holiday cottage means you can get up as early or as late as you like, and you can eat when, and where you to. Many cottages have an outdoor space where you can end the day winding down with a glass of wine sharing stories of your day’s adventures.

Kayaking on Coniston

Coniston water, in the shadow of the famous Old Man of Coniston is an impressive place to go Kayaking in the Lake District. Authur Ransome wrote his famous Swallows and Amazons here, so if you are a fan of the book spotting places from the books is a lot of fun. Coniston also has a good number of kayak rental options and kayak instruction for those who do not have their own kayak or are complete beginners and want some instruction before heading out on the lake.

Basic Kayaking Kit List

If you are going Kayaking on Coniston then this list below is the basics on what you need to take with you, add more depending on your personal circumstances:

  • Kayak & paddle(s)
  • Buoyancy aid
  • Clothing you will get wet, or wetsuits.
  • Sunscreen and hat for warm weather and extra clothes and socks for cold weather. Waterproof jacket and trousers for rain.
  • Mobile phone for emergencies and a dry bag for valuables.
  • Lunch, snacks, and a bottle of water

With a little forward planning you could spend a whole day, or even a whole week exploring Coniston and its shores and each evening return to your comfy, cosy Lake District cottage to re-live your adventures and plan the next.

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