Rowing is known for legendary displays of strength and stamina.

The first Rowing races took place on the River Thames in Shakespeare's time, when Londoners bet on the ferries crossing between the banks.

The sport developed its modern form during the 19th century, after universities adopted it as a competitive event. So began a tradition that remains to this day with the annual Boat Race between Oxford and Cambridge university students.

Lakeland Rowing Club

Lakeland Rowing Club are a small but friendly rowing club affiliated to British Rowing, based at Derwent Water Marina, Portinscale, near Keswick, Cumbria.

They are fortunate to row on one of the most beautiful stretches of water in the Lake District (3 miles long x 1 mile wide) surrounded by the high Lakeland fells including Skiddaw, Catbells and Great End.

They have an active membership base which is growing nicely with our Explore Rowing (sculling) courses aimed at beginners of all ages and rowers returning to the sport.

They welcome ALL guests and visiting Clubs who we encourage to visit our waters for training camp weekends. 

They also now have 4 British Rowing qualified Instructors and Coaches.

Please join them for a row!! >>More 

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Rowing in your area

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James Andrews
Area Participation Manager - North
T: 07818 576142

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