SUP - Bolam Lake

New for 2021 - Paddleboarding on Bolam Lake, Belsay

Join us for these family taster sessions, at one of Northumberlands best kept secrets - Bolam 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).

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.

These are fun fulfilled sessions aimed specifically at families especially those with younger children and younger teens.

Our SUP sessions on The River Coquet are for 16 plus.

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?

Our season runs from mid - July to the end of August. Sessions start at either 10 am 12 pm or 2 pm and are packed with learning, games, and fun. Please allow 2 hours per session this includes getting you into a wetsuit and you are on the water for about 90 minutes.

If you can’t find availability for Bolam, please try our sessions at Amble on The River Coquet, where we deliver SUP to adults and over 16s.

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.


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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