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6 Best Places To Kayak In The UK

There are few better ways to explore the UK countryside than from water level in a kayak. As one of the fastest growing watersports communities in the UK, there are plenty of scenic kayaking locations for you to visit.

Will you choose to kayak solo or with a friend? The Clever AirPro® Kayaks come in 2 sizes – for 1 or 2 person use. Escape to the water in the 1-seater kayak to enjoy a relaxing solo adventure or pick the 2-seater for a fun challenge with a friend or loved one. Whether this is your first time kayaking or you are a watersports pro, our Clever AirPro® X1 and X2 Kayaks are easy to use, simple to inflate and are guaranteed to bring a new sense of adventure to your spring and summer plans this year!

Not only are the Clever AirPro® Kayaks extremely easy to set up and use, they are made with your safety in mind. Bright colourways of orange or green mean you will always been seen out on the water. The Clever Airpro® Kayaks are constructed of three and five separate air chambers to aid buoyancy and are made from thick, high quality PVC making them sturdy and highly durable.

So hit the water and enjoy the beautiful, serene UK countryside. Not sure where to take your kayak first? Whether you are a kayaking expert, or just starting your kayaking journey, keep reading to discover our top 6 kayaking locations in the UK.

1) The Lake District

If you decide to head to the Lake District with your Clever Airpro® kayak, you are certainly in for a treat. The Lake District is perfect for kayaking beginners, where plenty of peaceful and still waters make for a simple and easy kayaking experience. Not only this but the area is a well know area of outstanding natural beauty, meaning there is plenty to do after a long day on the water.

With an abundance of lakes to choose from, The Lake District is the go-to destination for you to really make use of your Clever Airpro® kayak and satisfy you wanderlust!

The Lake District

2) The Jurassic Coast – Dorset

Have you ever wondered what Dorset’s Jurrasic coastline looks like from the water? Get a whole new perspective on this 95 mile long coastline, stretching from Orcombe Point in East Devon along to the Studland cliffs in Dorset, simply by jumping in your Clever Airpro® Kayak! Some areas on this coastline can be challenging so we recommend heading out with a guide, but it is well worth the visit as the stunning surroundings have been awarded UNESCO World Heritage status, with many visitors describing the visit as an “opportunity of a lifetime”.

The Jurassic Coast – Dorset

3) Snowdonia

Snowdownia National Park is home to some of the best kayaking locations in Wales and has waters to suit all abilities. The Lakes are the perfect location for first time kayakers and those who are looking for a relaxing activity. Snowdonia has several beautiful lakes to take in and enjoy.

Why not head to the popular paddling location of Llyn Geirionydd? The combination of beautiful water and idyllic picnic locations make for the perfect day out. This is a popular location for holiday makers and day trippers throughout the summer months. All skill levels can enjoy the various watersports on offer. We recommend watching the sunset behind the Caneddau mountains whilst paddling on the lake in your Clever Airpro® Kayak – a truly breathtaking experience!


4) Cornish Beaches and Rivers

There are hundreds of sandy beaches located on the Cornish coast, many are famous for their surfing, but this is not the only way to explore the coastline and intricate rivers of Cornwall. Exploring the waters in your Clever AirPro® Kayak is one of the best ways of getting closer to nature and escaping the summer tourists.

For experienced kayakers, sea kayaking is a great way of exploring the hidden Cornish caves. Head to the famous Lizard Point, adventure into the hidden coves and marvel the dramatic cliffline shaped by the Atlantic. This area is famous for its wildlife, you may even spot some seals which often reside in the area! If you are exploring the coastline, always be aware of the tide and currents or choose one of the many guided kayak tours available along the Cornish coast.

For those new to kayaking, why not choose to venture to the Cotehele Quay and River Tamar. There is plenty to see as you cruise around deep woodland areas, old quays, ruined wharfs and the remains of the Cornish Copper industry. The area also has an abundance of wildlife, with deer and kingfishers frequently spotted in the area so be sure to have a camera to hand!

Cornish Beaches and Rivers

5) Kielder Water and Forest Park, Northumberland

Northumberland is certainly the place to come if you love watersports as it offers a multitude of fantastic kayaking locations. You can find an array of different waters to suit different abilities; plenty of sea kayaking locations for the advanced kayaker and many lakes for beginners. There is literally something for everyone!

For a peaceful, serene kayaking experience, head to Kielder Water- the largest man-made lake in Northern Europe so plenty of water to explore and keep you entertained all day long! The park is also home to 50% of the UK’s red squirrel population, so keep an eye out as you paddle your Clever Airpro® Kayak and you might spot one!

Kielder Water and Forest Park, Northumberland

6) The Scottish Lochs – Loch Ness

If you find yourself in the north of the UK then Scotland is bursting with options for keen kayakers. With a combination of both sea and famous scottish lochs, you will not run out of places to kayak in a hurry. Why not try to spot the Loch Ness Monster whilst kayaking on the beautiful waters of the Loch Ness?

If you are visiting for the day, exploring the Southern end of the Loch is highly recommended. Take in the picturesque sights of Fort Augustus and see if you can spot the Abbey from your Clever Airpro® Kayak. Explore the rivers Oich and Tarff which flow into the Loch. You can even see the sight of an ancient water dwelling in Inchnacardoch Bay.

Fishing is extremely popular in Scotland due to the abundance of fish such as Salmon, Trout and Pike which all reside in the Lochs and coastal waters. Kayak fishing is a new, fun-filled activity that everyone can enjoy from a Clever Airpro® Kayak.

The Scottish Lochs – Loch Ness