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Overnight canoe and kayak hire

Distant Horizons rent a range of canoes and kayaks in the Lake District which can be hired for multiple days enabling overnight expeditions or just extended hire.  Make the most of our long term rental packages for a paddling trip or holiday in the lakes and we will deliver and collect to a location of your choice within the Lake District.  There are many lakes in the Lake District that are perfect for exploring by canoe and kayak, with a lot of shore based accommodation available to enable you to spend multiple days on one…

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New self-catering accommodation in the Lake District

The roof for our new Lake Disrict Bunkhouse is taking shape and what will be the glass canopy over the patio.  If you like a little luxury when staying in self catering accommodation this could be for you. Opening on the 1st of June.  Contact us on: 017684 864 65 for availability. 

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Progress on new Lake District bunkhouse

Our new bunkhouse at Watermillock, in the Ullswater valley, is making good progress.  The roof structure is now being added and the bunkhouse is really taking shape.  For more information and booking details contact us on: 01768486465

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Crampon and Walking Axe Hire

The Lake District is a stunning place to visit all year round but particularly majestical during the winter when the mountains are covered in snow, but if you are venturing out and particularly onto steeper areas crampons and axes become invaluable.  If you are planning a visit to the Lake District for some winter walking and haven't got any crampons and walking axes we have them available for hire, either…

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Open Events

Autumn Descent of The Mighty River Spey - Scotland

We are offering a river journey expedition down the famous river Spey in Scotland from Loch Insh in the Cairngorm National Park to Spey Bay on the Morayshire coast in open canoes.

Dates: 27th - 31st October 2014

Places: 6

Distance: 60 miles

Grade: Up to Grade 2 but generally 1

Return transport in VW Transporter included from our headquarters on Ullswater…

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Second hand canoes for sale

  • Novacraft Prospector SP3 16 - £700 including buoyancy blocks
  • Novacraft Prospector SP3 17 - £750 including buoyancy blocks

Low use and in very good condition.   Very little sign of wear and tear.  More images available.

Can deliver within Cumbria.  Delivery charge dependent on distance.

Contact: 017684 864 65 or 0783 359 3139

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Easter Holiday Programme

Distant Horizons are running a number of outdoor activity sessions in and around the Ullswater valley during the Easter holidays.  There activities are great for families, groups and individuals to join.  All activities are delivered by highly experienced and qualified instructors.  Distant Horizons provide transportation to activity location from their outdoor activity Centre headquarters at Watermillock.


  • 10.00  - 16.00  Ullswater Full Day Tour - tandem canoes or sea kayaks…

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Half term holiday activities

Distant Horizons are based in the Ullswater valley in the Lake District and run a host of family outdoor and indoor activities over school half terms and summer holidays, including Ghyll scrambling, kayaking, canoeing, climbing, abseiling, crate stack and archery.  Our canoe and kayak tours take place on Ullswater and can be combined with various adventurous activities along the lake shore to create a multi-activity session.  Options to choose from include abseiling, cliff jumping and rock climbing.  We do half to full…

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Winter walking and skill days

Make the most of the snow and ice and join us out on the hills.  We are now taking bookings so choose a day of your choice and come for an adventure in the wintery landscape of the Lake District.

Winter Walking

Winter Skills

Winter Climbing

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