Established in 2023, we are a premier Paddleboard and Canoe hire venue located in the picturesque Weardale region of the United Kingdom. Nestled near Stanhope, our unique location within a quarry offers a one-of-a-kind experience for water sports enthusiasts of all levels.

At Weardale Water Sports, we are passionate about promoting an active lifestyle and fostering a deep connection with nature. Our aim is to provide a safe, enjoyable, and unforgettable adventure on the water for individuals, families, and groups.

opening times 2024

Term time- Saturdays 10 am – 4 pm

School Holidays – Friday – Tuesday 10 am – 4 pm

Also keep an eye on the events page for special events run throughout the year.

If you would a bespoke session for a group of 6 or more then get in touch.

top-quality paddleboards, canoes and equipment

Our fleet of top-quality paddleboards, canoes and equipment ensures that you have access to the best equipment for your water-based escapades. Whether you are a seasoned paddler or a complete beginner, we cater to all skill levels and offer guidance and support to make your experience exceptional.



£20 for 1 hour hire with all equipment, craft, wetsuit, buoyancy aid and helmet.

£20 for 2 hours for Self Launch (your kit and equipment)

 Buoyancy aids are mandatory at our site


experienced water sports enthusiasts

We pride ourselves on our knowledgeable and friendly team who are always ready to assist you. Our staff members are experienced water sports enthusiasts themselves, ensuring that you receive expert advice and assistance throughout your visit.

The ultimate destination with breath-taking scenery

Whether you are seeking a thrilling day out, a peaceful paddle surrounded by breath-taking scenery, or a team-building activity, The Weardale Water Sports Project is the ultimate destination. Join us and discover the joy of water sports in this captivating corner of the UK.



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Been such a lovely day going for a paddle myself 😍 so calm on the water!
What's that? More FREE sessions?!
This time you need to book via weardaleadventures.com/events and we have increased the number of slots available!

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About time the sun has got his hat on! The forecast for tomorrow is looking beautiful with a lot less wind so we will be open for those who want to come down for more fun! (or just more flapjack)

Book online at weardaleadventures.com
Such a beautiful view from the food truck this morning! Excited for a busy day with all the paddleboarding!

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✨Spoiler alert✨ first edition may contain information on the open water swimming event we had to reschedule! 👀 Only one way to find out!

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Huge thank you for all your support! Did not expect it to be booked up so fast.
Can't wait to see you on Saturday for some paddleboarding, don't forget to bring the sunshine.

You can still book regular sessions via the website for paddleboarding and gorge walking sessions still available too!