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  • Member of Cumbria Tourism

Canoeing, £140

Introduction to White Water Canoeing

Introduction to White Water Canoeing

Canoeing on the River Eden



Join us for an exhilarating few days of canoeing on some of the finest lakes and rivers this country has to offer. Learn new skills and experience the adrenaline of paddling on white water rivers.
This package is designed to lay the foundations, giving you the essential skills, confidence and boat control needed for this exciting moving water environment.

The first day is spent on beautiful Coniston Water. Here you will learn the fundamentals of paddling an open canoe. You will develop your forwards paddling techniques and learn the importance of trim and edging. We will also focus on controlling and turning your boat so that you have all the skills needed for a river.
As well as skills coaching, there will be plenty of time to explore the stunning bays and islands on Coniston Water. We will brew up using a traditional Ghillie Kettle and if conditions allow, make an improvised canoe raft to sail downwind.

You will then progress on the second day to paddling a grade 1-2 white water river. Here you will be safely lead down the river by your guide, negotiating white water rapids, weirs and waves. You will be able to apply and build on all of the skills acquired the previous day, whilst learning new skills such as ferry gliding, breaking out and the ability to read a river.
This day could be held on a variety of rivers around Cumbria depending on the groups confidence, ability and of course water levels. Which ever river we end up on will leave you feeling more confident and wanting more.

We will provide you with all the technical equipment needed for the weekend. This will include:-

• A well outfitted open canoe and white water paddle.
• A winter thickness wetsuits, dry cag and snug neoprene socks that are always clean, dry and fitted correctly, enabling you to have a fantastic experience whatever the weather.
• A buoyancy aid and helmet.
• A dry bag for your lunch and personal kit.

We only work in small groups of up to 4 participants to 1 instructor.

Due to normal summer water levels - this package is available from November to March (unless there has been high levels of rain over a few days)

Opening details

Advanced booking required.


Prices are from £140 per person for two days of canoeing (based on a party of 4).

Discounts for more days and large groups. Why not combine this with another activity to make the most of your adventure or spend a few more days with us and see more of what else the Lake District has to offer.


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member

Our activities take place in various locations around the Lake District National Park. For many of the activities there is a choice of suitable locations.


Keepers Cottage, Ashlack,
LA17 7XN


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