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Canoe coaching for ITERA adventure race

7 Mar 2014 - Emma

This is an ideal opportunity to get some time ‘on the water’ and practise your ‘paddling skills’ prior to the ITERA race in August.  We provide boats, buoyancy aids and waterproofs and you just need to bring some warm clothing with a spare set and some lunch.  The ITERA Expedition Race is run by Open Adventure and more information about the event can be found on their website.

Ensuring your canoe skills are up to scratch are essential if you want…

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Ullswater Sunday Kayak Sessions - Starts April 27th

6 Mar 2014 - Emma

Distant Horizons are running 4 Sunday kayak sessions aimed at people in the local and surrounding area who would like to learn to paddle a touring kayak.  The intention is to offer beginners and novices a nice relaxed social learning experience where a new skill can be developed.  We have single and tandem sea kayaks and training will be available in both due to the slightly different feel that they offer, and for personal preferences.  All sessions are on flat water with the emphasis on journeying which involves taking…

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Everest Base Camp Trek - August 2014 (18 days)

6 Mar 2014 - Emma

Ever wanted to go to Nepal and trek to Everest Base Camp?  

We have 2 places left on our Everest Base Camp trip this August, so why not join us on one of the most famous treks in the world.  Even if you have never trekked at altitude before (most people haven't) don't worry as our easy and steady pace allows everyone to acclimatise at a very sensible rate.  With over 10 years experience in running trips to Nepal and Everest Base Camp you can be rest assured you are in safe and experienced…

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Ullswater Litter Pick

Distant Horizons have been organising and involved in various litter picks in the Ullswater valley over the past few years in a bid to make it a cleaner place to live and visit.  It can be very frustrating seeing litter collect on the beaches and in the trees on the beautiful Ullswater shoreline and because of our appreciation of the area and the fact that we use it, and may unwittingly be a small part of the problem by encouraging people to visit the area, we think it is important to do our bit.  

The litter we encounter…

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Technical outdoor training courses

5 Feb 2014 - Emma

Whether you tired of the winter rain, fancy trying something new in the outdoors or planning a technical expedition on the continent then Distant Horizons in Cumbria can help. We are proud to offer our fantastic indoor technical training centre for developing a range of outdoor technical skills in a safe and secure environment, such as crevasse rescue techniques, high rope access skills, mountaineering techniques and caving SRT. Our technical outdoor training centre is based near Ullswater in the Lake District only 10 minutes away from the M6.…

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Outdoor Equipment hire in the Lake District

If you find yourself needing a trip away, an escape from the norm, or even just a weekend with something a bit different the Lake District National Park has plenty to offer to spice up your break; full of outdoor activities and adventures that are just waiting to be had.  Throughout the summer the Lake District is a vibrant and exciting outdoor adventure playground that caters for all types of outdoor activities and its enthusiasts, then as the winter descends the landscape changes and becomes an entirely new playground full of even more…

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Lake District navigation courses

21 Jan 2014 - Emma

Ever found yourself lost in the mountains?  Caught out in poor weather?  Had to change your plan and struggled to find your destination in the dark?  

All mountain users should have basic core competences before venturing into the hills and Navigation is one of them and something that any experienced mountaineer, fell walker or fell runner will tell you is crucial to a safe and successful day out in the mountains.  Mountain leaders build their foundations around such a fundamental skill as navigation…

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Discounts on Lake District Challenge Events and team building days

15 Jan 2014 - Emma

Distant Horizons are offering a fantastic discount on Lake District challenge events and team building days booked before the 7th Feb.  Whether you are looking for a bespoke event or one of our off the shelf packages you will get a free place when you book for a minimum of 7 people.

Our challenge events and team building days involve a wide variety of activities from indoor team challenges…

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Work experience with Distant Horizons

From time to time we offer work experience placements whether it is through a school or for someone who has finished education and wants to get some hands on experience in preparation for applying for work. 

The type of work experienced at Distant Horizons is varied from going out with clients on adventurous activities and learning outdoor skills to getting stuck in with maintenance tasks around the estate such as equipment checks, activity base upkeep and keeping the self-catering accommodation ready for the next…

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River Spey Open Canoe Expedition

20 Dec 2013 - Emma

An open canoe river trip experience from Cumbria to Scotland

Most of our outdoor activities take place in the Lake District but we are partial to trips away and one of our favourites in Scotland is a canoe expedition on the river Spey.  Here is a little taster of an open canoe river expedition the Distant Horizons team recently ran. 

The mighty river Spey is on the Eastern coast of Scotland and this particular canoe expedition took in 60 miles from Loch Einch through the Cairngorm national park and…

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