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Frequently Asked Questions

Choose your preferred White Water Rafting experience and click on “Book Now”, or give us a call on 07970 063 381.

That depends which package you choose! Each price is listed next to the package. Please note that the Child Prices are for those under 18 years of age.

The balance must be paid in full at the time of booking.


Safety Helmet

Life Jacket

Fully qualified Raft Guide

Expert tuition

Free Shuttle ride to the river and back (when required)

A basic level of fitness and a spirit of adventure



A pair of trainers or closed water shoes which you don’t mind getting wet. Flip Flops are not permitted! Water shoes are not permitted unless they have a hard sole.

Any medication which could be required

The length of a trip depends on which package you choose.  Please note that a safety briefing, kitting up and free shuttle to/ from the activity is included within your allocated time.


Please bear in mind that sometimes a rafting session may last a little longer (our guides can get carried away with the fun of rafting!) so our times are fairly approximate.

We provide a free shuttle bus to get you back to the start point.

Getting splashed and wet is part of the fun of White Water Rafting. You may even be able to have a swim at some points!

Spectacles could become a hazard and you are strongly recommended not to wear spectacles of any kind. If you choose to wear spectacles you must accept that injury may occur and accept full responsibility for any such injury. 

Unfortunately wearing a Go-Pro or equivalent is too much of a safety risk with low branches

In normal situations we allow 7 guests per raft. A responsible adult must be in the raft with anyone  under 18.


Because of Covid-19 restrictions, the current maximum guests per raft is 5. Please note that your Bubble will be socially distanced from the guide.

Age limits apply, these vary depending on which Rafting experience you choose. Please refer to your chosen experience. We have no upper age limit!

Any group under the age 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult

You must have a basic level of fitness

Please make us aware of any previous injuries which could affect your experience

Weight limit of 18 stone per person

River levels vary all year around. We will always try and switch rivers to make sure that we offer you the best time, however on occasion, when this may not be possible because of drought, we will issue a full refund.

Everyone must be able to swim and be comfortable in the water

We do not recommend White Water Rafting for anyone who is pregnant

Nobody under the influence of alcohol or drugs will be allowed to participate

At Lake District White Water Rafting we love and protect our environment:


We leave the river as we find it, making sure we leave no trace at all times

We are conscientious about not disturbing fish eggs in the gravel

We donate to The Carbon Trust

We wash down all of our equipment to avoid mixing the eco-systems of different rivers

We aim to engage and include everyone at Lake District White Water Rafting – we want everyone possible to participate.


Please call us to check that your requirements can be met at the time of booking.

Car Parking is available, but occasionally this may be at an additional cost. This is dependent on the rafting location and the fee will be to The National Trust.

At Lake District White Water Rafting we give you a very easy to understand and fun demonstration of what you, the crew, needs to do whilst White Water Rafting.


So how difficult is White Water Rafting? Well it’s actually very easy! There’s great camaraderie between everyone. We offer rivers of different grades, from easy to moderate. This way we can accommodate everyone, from family groups who may want a more tranquil, scenic tour, to those want the full thrill of White Water Rafting.


We will ask you to paddle, but if you’re not very strong, don’t worry, our guides are strong and in control of the White Water Rafts. This way, you don’t need to think how difficult is White Water Rafting, you can just relax and enjoy the trip out, if that’s what you’d prefer.

You come along! Forget being indoors when it’s raining; White Water Rafting is the place to be! You’ll already be wearing a wetsuit and a splash jacket, so you’ll hardly notice some extra water falling from the sky!

The Great British weather is very unpredictable and we can only predict river levels a few days in advance. We want you to have the best experience possible, and if we can’t use the planned river, we raft an alternative one nearby, equally as good, to make sure you have the best time!

Is White Water Rafting dangerous? As adventure days out go, it’s one of the safer ones. That said, no outdoor sport or recreation is risk free.


Lake District White Water Rafting takes pride in having highly qualified guides and the best safety equipment.


Our expert guides will give you a clear and easy to follow safety briefing before you get on the river, and they will be in charge at all times.

White Water Rafting can be traced back to 1811 when the first attempt to navigate the Snake River in Wyoming USA took place.


But why is called White Water Rafting? This is because we are rafting over the White Water, taking an 14 foot inflatable raft over Rapids – just for fun of course :-).

What can I do in The Lake District? White Water Rafting of course! It’s a fun, adventure day out for the whole family. If you want a tailored day out, please call us and we can plan a more personalised trip for you.

We can help, whatever your reason; Lake District Attractions, Holidays in The Lake District,  Lake District Cottages or Family Days Out… What should you not miss in The Lake District…


Ultimately… What should you not miss in The Lake District? White Water Rafting of course 😉 Whether you’re planning holidays in The Lake District, want to visit some Lake District Attractions on Family Days Out – or you just want to see some famous Lake District Cottages – we can help incorporate it into a totally unique trip.


Our head guide, James, has the nickname “Mr Visit Lake District” and would be delighted to personalise any trip to suit you.

Please be aware that in normal times, toilets and showers would be guaranteed. However, due to Covid-19 restrictions, they may not always be available. You may need to get changed in your car or find toilet facilities nearby.

Most of our locations have a cafe on site, however with Covid-19 restrictions these may be limited or closed. We currently recommend bringing your own snacks and drinks for afterwards.


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