Andrew Ellson writes "The gondoliers of Venice have been standing up to paddle for centuries but the rest of the world seems finally to be catching on.
In the space of a decade, stand-up paddle boarding has gone from a sport most hadn’t heard of to one that is more popular than surfing. It is hard to go to a beach, river or lake now without spotting someone doing their best impression of traversing a Venetian canal.
More than 900,000 Britons are expected to venture on to a paddle board this year, five times as many as four years ago. Paddle board fans say the sport’s success is a result of its universal appeal...." To read on head over to The Times Site
So if you want to paddle board standing up in the beautiful Lake District then head to the Hotel, you don't have to be a resident but you can take full advantage of our partners Wakenation services including SUP on our beach front. For further information take a look at our Water Sport Section on our website.