SUP - Bolam Lake

New in 2021 - Paddleboarding on Bolam Lake, Belsay

Learn to paddleboard with us at one of Northumberland's best-kept secrets - Bolam Lake Country Park

Bolam Lake sits in one of Northumberland's most beautiful country parks, sited about nine miles west of Morpeth, and is signposted off the A696 from Belsay (Post Code - NE20 0HE).

These are fun fulfilled sessions where you will learn about paddleboarding, we will have you standing, spinning the board, and racing around in no time.

There is an abundance of birdlife and you may even get to see squirrels in the woods and there are even a turtles in the lake.

When do we offer Paddle Boarding at Bolam Lake?


We will not be opening our booking system for Bolam till late June. In the meantime please look at Craster and Paxton House.

Our season runs from early July to the end of August. Sessions start at either 10 am or 1.30 pm and are packed with learning, games, and fun. Please allow 2 1/2 hours per session this includes getting you into a wetsuit and you're on the water for about 2 hours.

If you are looking for a tour on a river, then please look at our sessions at Paxton House near berwick upon Tweed.

Where is this session

We run these sessions on Bolam Lake.

Bolam is near Belsay and about 20 minutes west of Morpeth and 30 minutes north of Newcastle and about 45 minutes from Kielder and about 30 minutes from Newcastle.


We will supply the paddleboards and your wetsuit as well as safety equipment.

You will need footwear that you are happy to get wet. These must be closed-toe shoes with laces.

After a session, we recommend you have some drinks and some snacks.

You will need a swimsuit under your wetsuit and a towel to dry off afterward.

As well as the lake, there is a cafe and toilets on-site and lots of places to picnic with the family. NOTE THERE IS A PARKING CHARGE AT BOLAM LAKE SO PLEASE TAKE SOME CHANGE WITH YOU

First hour - free. Up to two hours - £1.60. Over two hours - £3.00.


The minimum age for this activity is 8 yrs old, but don't let the youngsters have all the fun, join in, it’s more fun if everyone enjoys the experience together.

If you have any questions, please contact us at

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