Safety boat

Water safety

If you are thinking about getting out on the water then please listen to some of our Lake Rangers advice videos about water safety to ensure you make the most of your experience.

If you have your own boat please make sure that you have installed a carbon monoxide detector. These can be bought from Ferry Nab or any hardware store.

If you are driving a boat that is fitted with a motor please make sure you are wearing a kill cord at all times. Please listen to this video of our Lake Ranger explaining how to wear one appropriately.

Life jackets should be worn during any water sport activity. Make sure you know how to care for yours.

Life Jacket Clinics

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution has partnered up with the Lake District National Park to hold life jacket clinics at the Coniston Annual Powerboat Records Week on 30 October at Coniston Boating Centre. On site there will be RNLI trained volunteers who will be able to provide a free inspection of your life jacket and pass on their expert advice about personal flotation, the different types and their advantages and disadvantages.

Location: Coniston Boating Centre, LA21 8EW

Time: 10am - 3pm

If you are thinking about swimming in the Lakes then please make sure you follow the advice from our Lake Rangers about being visible to boat users.