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  • Adventure Activities Licensing Authority
  • Member of Cumbria Tourism

Rafting

Rafting

Rafting

Details

What does the activity involve?
Groups work together to build a raft with wooden poles, barrels and ropes. They must then get their team round a course as a race against another team or to collect something – a rescue mission to a stranded person or a key to unlock a treasure chest. 3 hour sessions will involve plenty of practice, perhaps a little pioneering, to allow groups to really take ownership of their raft. Younger groups may head to the craft room to make adornments for their pirate vessel!

What are the aims of this activity?
Rafting is a dynamic high involvement activity requiring good team working throughout the design, building, paddling and dismantling of the raft. It is an activity which appeals to a full range of age and ability levels. The session is about teamwork and communication skills.

Opening details

Duration: 1.5 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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