Guests of Townson Ground House can bring their own boat but if that is not possible then you can hire various types of watercraft in Coniston and beyond:

Coniston Boating Centre Tel: 015394 41366

Situated on the shore of Coniston Water the boating centre has electric & rowing boats, toppers, canoes, kayaks, and dingyhs all available to hire, you can also learn to sail. When you have had enough for the day or just having a break you can grab some sustinence at the Bluebird Cafe nearby.

Summitreks Coniston Tel: 015394 41212

Summitreks in Coniston Village's High street hire out Canadian Canoes and Kayaks as well as wet suits and buoyancy aids.

Windermere Quays Berthing Centre Windermere Tel: 015394 42121

Windermere Quays has 6 19' electric boats for hire. They each seat 6 people so are ideal for a family day exploring Lake Windermere. As the hire boats are electrically powered they are ecologically sound, and because of the lack of a noisy petrol engine they are much quieter meaning you are able to get very close to the abundant Lake Windermere wildlife.

Low Wood Watersports Centre Windermere Tel: 015394 39441

The Low Wood Watersports Centre in Windermere offers a good range of equipment from Canoes & Kayaks, to Rowing Boats and Motor Boats all the way through to a Hunter 19 keelboat. You can also take Sailing, Canoe or Kayak lessons here.

Shepherds Windermere Tel: 015394 46004 / 44031

Shepherds of Windermere have a comprehensive fleet of self drive motor boats and luxury electric day boats, allowing you to explore Windermere from your own boat. Their motor boats are available by the hour and are licensed to carry 6 persons and the mystic electric boats can be hired by the hour or by the day and are licensed to carry 8 persons.

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