Play on the Lake
Located in the centre of the Southern Lakes, the farm is ideally situated for people to do endless activities right from the door step. From challenging hikes and gentle walks, to some of the best mountain biking in the country (Grizedale Forest), not to mention Coniston Water offering water sports from open water swimming and paddle boarding to rowing and kayaking - all accessible from the farm.
We have over half a mile of lake frontage and a private boating area complete with launching area and jetty for the use of our guests. Guests are welcome to bring their own craft and use the boating area. For larger craft there are launching facilities either at Bank Ground Farm or in the village we also offer the use/hire of a mooring and boathouse as well as boat and trailer storage.
For those that do not have their own boat but would like to get out and about on the water we can arrange for any guest, regardless of experience, to hire a boat during their stay, from a rowing boat, Canadian canoe or stand up paddle board.
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Stand up paddle board classes
Lake District paddle boarding do classes 3-4 times per week from Bank Ground, you can even hire a wet suit so there literally is no excuse not to give it a go. We go out regularly with them and they are brilliant and will get you paddling in no time!
They offer 3 hour introductory sessions for those new to paddle boarding. It’s a fun session and will leave you wanting to get out there and practice your new skills. For groups and families with children under 11 we recommend a Private session.
Open water swimming coaching
If you are looking for to try something new or need some advice to improve technique then all you need is Emma. She is a fantastic coach and will be right next to you on her paddle board, to book please email Shayla and she'll arrange it for you from our jetty.
With the correct permits available in Coniston village guests are welcome to fish from the shoreline at Bankground, there is some great pike fishing available just off certain areas, the lake also has trout, char, perch and at the right times of the year salmon making their way back to the streams from the sea. Hawkshead trout farm offers fantastic fly fishing and is only a short drive away.