Canoeing, Kayaking and Sit on Top sessions. at Activities in Lakeland
We have canoeing experiences to suit all ages and abilities. From a 2hr introduction, to sessions designed to provide the confidence to hire canoes independaltly to personal BCU awards, all day canoe journeys and canoe bushcraft days
Canoeing is available from early spring to late autumn, For inexperienced paddlers or and breezy days we catamarran the canoes to create a stable craft which are fantastic fun to sail.
Kayak and Sit on Top season is generally shorter - except for the hardy. We provide wet suits for cooler days if on Sit on Tops and kayaks in winter.
If you are looking for a longer experience we have half day short Canoe-Kelly Kettle cooking or full day Canoe Bushcraft experiences which are very popular with the option to cook your own lunch on an open fire. All techiques used are of 'Leave no Trace' ethos.
A standard 2 hour session starts at £30 (under 18s) and £35 (adults). Canoe adventures start from £40pp.
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|Notes||Booking office hours 09.30 - 16:30, excluding bank hols, closed 20 Dec - 05 Jan. Activities available 7 days a week. Latest start depends on activity duration and the time of year.|
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VenueActivities in Lakeland
various locations in the Lakes, Cumbria
We use a number of venues around the Lake District to allow for the nature of different activities. (NB no activities take place at the admin office address), The locations for climbing, caving, canoeing, ghyll scrambling, mountaineering are dictated by the needs of the activity. Other activities like shooting, quad biking, hawk walk and bushcraft need specialist areas away from public areas/footpaths.
We can suggest activities or venues which will minimise your travel, most activities are available within 20-30mins drive of any central lakes village and the longest journey we would suggest for more remote activities would be an hour.
Some activity venues have free parking or are free for National Trust members others you will need to use public pay and display car parks. We will advise of facilities and costs where possible on booking. Disabled facilities – please talk to us about your specific requirements so we can advise accordingly.
All activities need to be pre- booked to ensure there is a suitably qualified instructor and sufficient equipment for you; full instructions including directions to a meeting point, what to expect from the activity, what to wear are sent to you in advance.
The office location is for admin only. It is in a rural location and does not have the facility for visitors as it requires driving along a private road/track through a working farm.
Parking : with charge
The facilities available at the venue or site of the activity vary.
All activities need to be pre- booked to ensure there is a suitably qualified instructor for you so full instructions including directions to a meeting point, what to expect from the activity and the venue and what to wear .are sent to you in advance.
Some venues have free parking and toilets others you will need to use pay and display car parks, some have free parking for National Trust members, others are local authority. Some venues have toilets others the arrangements are 'rural'.
Most locations for adventure activities have very limited disabled access/facilities due to the nature of the activities. We will be very happy to advise on what is possible and/or advisable for anyone with special needs, but it will usually require a conversation between the instructor and the client before booking/arrival to ensure we can do our best to deliver something to meets expectations.
Also at this venue
Ghyll Scrambling, Gorge Walking
4x4 Reverse Steer and Video Navigate
Air Rifle Shooting
Clay Pigeon Shooting, Air Rifle Target Shooting
Mini Quad Treks
Go-kart Rally Cross
Abseiling & Mega Abseiling
Tea On Top Of The World
Hidden Gems - Scenic Walk
Team Challenge Events
High Ropes / Assault Course / Human Bowling
Water-sking / Wakeboarding
Sail and Dine
Spa Pamper Day