Canoe, kayak and outdoor equipment hire

Based in the Lake District Distant Horizons is perfectly located in the Adventure Capital for providing a wide variety of outdoor equipment for hire.  Equipment available for hire includes our superb sea kayaks, canoes and other great equipment that can be hired out throughout the year as a complete package to include boat, paddle and buoyancy aid.  We also hire dry tops and pants, wetsuits, dry barrels and bags for those paddling trips in the Lake District.  For those staying in the Lake District we are able to deliver for a small fee or if you have your own roof rack, or wish to hire one from us, you can collect and return yourself.  We often hire out for expeditions in Scotland as collection and return could not be easier from Watermillock as we are only 10 minutes from J40 off the M6. 

Equipment Price per day
Single sea kayak (Wilderness Systems Tempests 17' and Zephyrs 16'), Palm spraydeck, paddle and buoyancy aid £45   
Tandem sea kayak (Wilderness Systems Northstars 18'), 2 paddles, 2 spraydecks and 2 paddles £90
Open canoe (Mad River Royalex Explorers, Old Town Discovery, Nova Craft Prospectors), 2 paddles and 2 buoyancy aids £50
Sit on top kayak.  Each kayak has enough space for 1 adult and a small child £35
Inflatable roof rack £5
Delivery within the Ullswater valley £10
Wetsuits - 3mm shorties & steamers £5
Dry bags, barrels and throwlines £2 each
Palm dry tops and bottoms £5 per set
Crampons (Petzl Vasak FlexLock) and walking axes (Petzl Snowalkers 60cm) £15 per set
Harnesses and helmets £10 per set 
Camping equipment including tents, roll mats, stoves and head torches for 2 people £15 pn


Half day, overnight and multi-day canoe, kayak and outdoor equipment hire can be arranged and we also offer group hire discounts - the longer and the more you hire for the more we can discount.  We are confident that our hire equipment is the best available anywhere in the Lake District and we do allow it to be kept overnight, making planning an expedition easy and allowing you to go further afield in comfort and with piece of mind.

If you wish to hire any of our outdoor equipment you must be competent and have enough experience to use it.

All equipment that we hire is in exceptional condition and we reserve the right to charge for any damage or losses.  A copy of a driving licence and utility bill is required to hire equipment and also a refundable damage/loss deposit - this can be paid by cash, credit or debit card and re-credited on return of all equipment free from damage.

To check availability for canoe, kayak and outdoor equipment hire in the Lake District please contact our office today on: 017684 86465.

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