Kayaking is one of the most enthralling hobbies to enjoy throughout the summer months. Providing countless hours in the glorious warm weather, kayaking enables you to get out and about in the great outdoors, exploring areas of natural beauty you wouldn’t usually discover on foot or by car.
Kayaking offers the perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in Mother Nature through the network of waterways and coastal areas the UK has to offer. From beautiful canals to rugged cliffs, the UK has an abundance of locations which are great for kayak this summer.
As one of the UK’s leading experts in kayaks, the team at Cambridge Kayaks has pulled together some of their top destinations for kayaking here in the UK – why not try some of them out for yourself?
Offering a wide range of kayaks for sale, you’ll also find the perfect vessel for your summer adventure right here on our website.
Without doubt, one of the most beautiful areas of the UK is Cornwall and its incredible coastline. Renowned for its stunning beaches, Cornwall makes an ideal location for coastal kayaking throughout the summer months. From Newquay in North Cornwall, through to river kayaking in Falmouth, Cornish waterways are extensive and perfect for exploring for all ages and abilities.
The Lake District
If kayaking in calm lake locations is more your thing, then look no further than the Lake District. Again, an area of incredible natural beauty, the Lake District is a firm holiday favourite for kayakers and non-kayakers alike.
The lakes are a perfect place for beginners to learn the ropes out on the calm waters, and if you don’t own your own kayak, there are plenty of opportunities to hire one for the day so you can get a feel for whether you enjoy it or not.
If you’re looking for views, then the Scottish Lochs in the highlands are the place to be. Offering a wild landscape of calm lakes through to rivers with faster currents, the lochs provide an amazing experience whatever style of kayaking you enjoy. Plus in the summer months, you’re more likely to get better weather in the highlands… fingers crossed!
You may not realise it, but the Thames offers a great kayaking location in the heart of London. Take a trip down this iconic, world-famous river and discover the sights and sounds of our capital city. From the historic Tower of London to the tranquil ‘Middle Thames’, you’ll see London like never before!
Wales offers miles upon miles of unspoilt coastline, and the UK’s only coastal National Park, Pembrokeshire, offers over 200 miles of coastal waterways to explore. Suitable for all abilities, the Pembrokeshire coast offers stunningly beautiful scenery, and the chance to discover caves and you may even bump into some of the local wildlife such as seals!
We hope that these destinations have got you inspired for your next kayaking adventure! Remember to always do your research and ensure that you have all the equipment to safely kayak in your chosen location. Even in the summer months, the UK weather can be unpredictable, so ensure you always come prepared just in case.