Being based between Coniston and Windermere, there is a huge variety of watersports, from canoeing and sailing to windsurfing and diving, within easy range of Lands End Cottage. Maybe you fancy learning to water-ski or sail. Or if you want a fun based team activity why not try dragon boat racing or raft building.
And if sitting on the water is not your idea of fun, why not try some open water swimming? High Dam is our local swimming hole and there are even outdoor swimming events, including the Great North Swim - the UK's biggest open water swimming event, which takes place every year on Lake Windermere.