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Posted Thursday, January 22nd, 2015 by

Boat-hire-blog

 

The Lake District is full of handy little marinas and docks, where boats and tiny ferries set sail around the timeless waters carrying holiday makers, eager to absorb the unspoilt beauty of the surrounding countryside.

 

However, with it being Valentines Day, should you decide to cruise our beautiful waters by boat, you might want to make the experience a more intimate affair.

 

The trouble with cruises, is that they are full of other passengers and the whole mood of the trip is generally dictated by the organisers. A way of making your trip along the calming pools, more authentic and more your own is to do it via private boat hire. This will give you the chance to reconnect with your loved one in your own time, plus having control of the oars of your very own little vessel, is a thoroughly enjoyable experience.

 

There is the choice of many local venues:

 

Adventure Activities Licensing Authority, Lodore Boat Landings, Derwentwater, Borrowdale, Keswick, offers tuition and hire of sailing boats, kayaks, canoes and can cater to individuals and groups.

 

Should you want to combine your boat trip exploration with a spot of fishing, The Boathouse in Hawkshead, Ambleside, is your first port of call. On the banks of the Esthwaite Water, The Boathouse, is a first class, well managed Trout fishery.  The Boathouse allows you to rent boats which you can sail into the heart of the nearby beautiful natural 280 acre lake, situated in the heart of the Lake District.

 

Derwentwater launch company in Lake Road, Keswick, offers hire of rowing boats and motor boats, should you want to stave off the exercise and inject a bit of speed into your trip.

 

Lastly, there’s Coniston boating centre on Lake Road, Coniston. A bit of mishmash there’s something for everyone. Tours, private hire and cruises are all available.

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Posted Monday, January 19th, 2015 by

valentines-blog

 

Valentines day isn’t all about traditional hearts and flowers romance. Some find less traditional ways of expressing their love for their partners. Why not treat Valentines day as if it was your partner’s birthday or Christmas and buy them something fun and exciting, like a trip to Kankku, in Windermere. They provide off-road driving adventures on wild trail routes throughout the National Park. Explore areas of Cumbria that are usually off limits and have a truly intrepid experience.  You can either steer the vehicles yourself or sit back and enjoy the ride, driven by one of the experts. For more details of kankku’s range of extreme sports and adrenaline based fun, visit  http://www.kankku.co.uk/

 

 

Get back in touch with yourself and each other in The Quiet Site, Ullswater.

 

Set amongst the captivating fells, The Quiet Site is a popular camping site tucked away in a secluded and romantic camping site, next to the timeless scenery of  Ullswater. The site is well maintained and has retained much of it’s old world charms, the facilities are housed mainly in old converted farm buildings, giving it a unique and old fashioned feel. You can use the Quiet Site as the starting point of many a walk along the Lake District trails and paths, taking in the iconic scenery. Numerous activities and attractions, are a very short drive away. The site is in an excellent location for accessing both the north and south areas of the lakes. Visit http://www.thequietsite.co.uk/ for more details.

 

 

Enjoy the scenery of Cumbria in a hot air balloon, with High Adventure.

 

Take in Cumbria’s spectacular terrain from high above, in a classic hot air balloon. High Adventure is a small family run businesses that offers small to medium balloon rides, in the heart of Cumbria. Fall in love all over again, as you float gracefully over Cumbria’s beautiful scenery, in decadent style.  Once you’re back on terra firma, you can enjoy a well-earned glass of champers.

 

Visit http://highadventureoec.co.uk/ for more details.

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Posted Wednesday, January 14th, 2015 by

Valetine-blog

 

When it comes to Valentines Day activities, nothing says romance quite like a boat trip out onto an idyllic open body of water.  Gliding along the mystical waves of the Lake District, while the magnificent hills and unspoilt landscape look on with splendour, is something quite breathtaking.

 

Why not book a trip for you and your loved one at some point during your Valentines stay with us and explore the lakes of Cumbria by boat. You are guaranteed a memorable romantic experience.

 

Lake Windermere is one of the most popular spots to visit. Trips head out from Lakeside Pier Visitor Centre, Newby Bridge, Ulverston, Cumbria. On this spot, steamers and launches sail daily between Ambleside, Bowness and Lakeside. There is a timetabled service available online.

 

You might also want to give Fell Foot Park a try. Situated in Newby Bridge, Ulverston, it is  a lakeshore Victorian park on the east shore of Windermere. It provides great access to Lake Windermere and offers reasonably priced boat hire.

 

If you really want to impress your significant other, you might want to explore something a bit more up-market, with the steam yacht gondolas of Coniston Pier. Float back to the days of Victorian upper-class indulgence, with a luxurious cruise on Coniston waters, in the steam powered vessel.

 

To combine your cruise with some of the best scenery that’s on offer, look no further than a trip on the Ullswater steamer, at The Pier House, Glenridding, Penrith, Cumbria. A combination of a pleasant cruise and some spectacular scenery.

 

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