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  • Adventure Activities Licensing Authority
  • Member of Cumbria Tourism

Kayaking

Kayaking

Kayaking

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What does the activity involve?
Our kayaks are single person crafts with a cockpit area for the paddler to sit in. The session take place in our centre bays on Lake Windermere close to the shore to teach basic skills of paddling and steering. There are many activities and games that can be played on water and a short journey is usually a good aim for a group. There is usually a wet finish with plenty of opportunities for splashing and the odd accidental capsize during the session.

What are the aims of this activity?
To develop water confidence, skill development, personal challenge, group awareness and fun with an introduction to the lake environment.

Opening details

Duration: 3 hr
Ages: 8 - Adult

Facilities

  • Children welcomeChildren welcome

Address

Lakeside,
Newby Bridge,
Ulverston,
Cumbria,
LA12 8BD

Directions

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Map reference: SD 374897  Lat: 54.29904 Long: -2.96338

By Road
The southern Lake District is conveniently linked to the M6 motorway. To find Lakeside, leave the M6 at Junction 36 and follow the A590 which is sign-posted Barrow-in- Furness. Approximately 18 miles after leaving the motorway you will reach the Newby Bridge roundabout. Continue through the roundabout on the A590 and turn first right over a bridge and past the Swan Hotel. Lakeside is sign-posted three and a half miles along this road on the right. The Main entrance is based at North Camp which is the second turning after South Camp.

By Rail
South Lakeland is linked to all mainline services. The nearest station is at Grange-Over-Sands which is connected with the stations of Lancaster and Carnforth on the West Coast Line making it an easy destination from London, Scotland, or continental Europe. It is also possible to reach Lakeside from the east of Britain by taking the picturesque Leeds to Lancaster line that also connects at Carnforth. From Grange-Over-Sands station, road transport to Lakeside is required.

Parking: free

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