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Team building activity

Homing: Land or Water

Homing: Land or Water


What does this activity involve?
This activity is a full day expedition where the group is responsible for all aspects of the day from journey planning, navigation and decision making. The homing day can be completed by land (walking), water (group canoe/canoes) or both (canoe one way and walk the other). As the aim of the homing day is to promote independence and self-reliance safety by instructional staff can be provided at two levels, either by direct supervision or shadowing.

What are the aims of this activity?
A Homing is a challenging activity promoting independence, empowerment, personal and team achievement and development of journey skills. Team interaction is a key component which is integral to a successful outcome.

Homing on water is the same as above however the journey is carried out in a group canoe or rafted canoe.

You could also have a combination of Land and Water, where half the journey is completed in a group canoe and the other half walking.

Opening details

Duration: Full Day (over lunchtime) + evening before for preparation
Ages: 14 - Adult


  • Children welcomeChildren welcome


Newby Bridge,
LA12 8BD


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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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