Whether you are planning some sea kayak touring or would like to develop your open canoe skills we run comprehensive bespoke courses from our Ullswater estate in the Lake District. As everyone's requirements are different we offer courses which are truly tailored to your specific needs. We pride ourselves not only on our high level of paddling expertise but also our equipment making sure you get the best instruction and comfort on our courses.
We provide 1 day courses and overnight canoe and sea kayak expeditions in the Lake District which enable you to develop your canoe and kayak skills at a pace suited to you.
Aimed at beginners our 1 day course involves a structured day of learning a range of skills whilst touring the beautiful Ullswater in the Lake District. You will learn to control your boat and also valuable skills such as understanding weather conditions, route planning and navigation, emergency procedures and on our canoe courses improvised sailing techniques.
If you have experience already, and more time, you may be interested in our 2 day course where we spend a night out under a tarp. This is a fantastic opportunity to experience the night sky in the Lake District and in addition to our 1 day courses you learn about packing for expeditions, building shelters, expedition hygiene & health and safety, fire building & cooking and most of all having a great time in our canoes and kayaks.
We provide all technical clothing and equipment on our courses, and depending on your preferences we have several styles of boat at your disposal. Our solo sea kayaks are Wilderness System Tempests and Zephyrs, and we also have Wilderness System North Star tandem sea kayaks. Our canoes are Nova Craft Prospectors. We also supply you with Palm Dry Cagoules and Trousers plus water shoes, and off course drybags to ensure your spares and personal equipment is kept dry while on the water. In addition food is provided on our 2 day Lake District courses.
Although we are based in Ullswater we are able to run our courses throughout the Lake District, including on Windermere and Derwent Water. Course dates are flexible to your requirements and to check our availability and for more information contact us on: 017684 86465.
"Dan was really patient and a very good teacher and I feel much happier about having a go when we get to Alaska, which was the point of coming to you. We may well come back and have another go when the weather is warmer! Also having the dog looked after was an unexpected bonus! "
Price Per Person: 1 day from £65+vat, 2 day from £110+vat
Activity Duration: 1-2 days
Dates: Year Round
Group Size: 1-6