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  • Member of Cumbria Tourism

Outdoor Event, Sat 7 - Sun 8 Dec 2019, £180

Introduction to White Water Canoeing

Introduction to White Water Canoeing



    Join us for an exhilarating weekend of canoeing on some of the finest lakes and rivers this country has to offer. Meet like-minded people, learn new skills and experience the adrenaline of paddling on white water rivers.
    These two days are 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.
    • 2 days of activities and instruction.

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

    Event details

    Dates Times
    Sat 7 - Sun 8 Dec 2019 09:30 to 16:30
    Advanced booking required. A maximum of 4 people to 1 instructor.
    Minimum age - 16 yrs
    Under 18's must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian.

    If our dates don't suit your plans - contact us and we can arrange a private bespoke session for you.


    Only £180 per person. Please contact us for more information or to book.

    Discounts for multi activities and large groups. Why not combine this with another activity to make the most of your time in the Lake District.


    • 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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