Local Routes / Locations
Wast Water is the deepest lake in England, with the country's highest mountain at its head. It is also home to Britain's favourite view, voted by the public. The valley (Wasdale), is home to everything outdoorsy from walking the dramatic fells to taking in the idyllic sunsets whilst floating on the lake. We like to think there is no better location to go paddle boarding in the UK, and recommend all our customers at least pay a visit to see its splendor. Despite being a popular local spot, there are normally plenty of parking spaces which are only metres away from the shoreline. Or take the stunning road ride from our hire shop to the lake side (just 5.8 miles; approximately 35 minutes).
Blengdale Forest is less than one mile away from the shop and is a stunning retreat. You can get lost in the many trails which are extremely accessible using forest roads. There is the River Bleng flowing through the heart of the forest providing an amazing location for a picnic far away from the hustle and bustle. The Forest also elevates providing amazing views towards the Wasdale Valley and West Cumbrian coastline. It is perfect for our bikes providing an excellent riverside trail and / or off-road climb... you could spend hours enjoying the peace here.
Seascale is around 3 miles from our shop and you can get there using the new off- road cycle and pedestrian track, The Viking Way. Seascale has a stunning beach with a car park, train station and children's play area right on the shoreline. There are also charming cafes and shops within the village. The beach is an excellent place to use our paddle boards as tides tend to be shallow and waves are always small (thanks to our neighboring islands). It's also an excellent place to top up your tan and let the kids play. If you head further south down the coast you can find Drigg beach (2 miles approx. down the beach), which is one of the UK's top 40 beaches.