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Guided UK Canoeing Holidays and day trips in the Lakes and Dales

Canoeing in the uk is one of the most accessible sports and suited to almost every age and ability. Our Lake District canoeing holidays are fantastic outdoor adventures for families to share and the perfect way to explore the rivers and the calmer waters of the Lakes and Dales.

What should I expect?

Canoeing uses a single blade paddle and beginners generally sit in an open canoe, although more advanced forms require you to rest on your knees.

In necessary, canoes can be tied together to form a stable raft for families and safety in rough weather, they can even be sailed in windy conditions!

If you have never canoed before then it is advisable to start out on a shorter trip and to make time allowances for changeable weather and plenty of rest breaks; our guides will always take this into consideration when planning your route.

Kit List – What will I need?

  • Old trainers or neoprene boots
  • Dry bag
  • Waterproof and warm layers
  • Spare clothing
  • Hat and gloves
  • Small rucksack
  • Water
  • Lunch and snacks
  • Sun cream
  • Sunglasses
  • Torch and phone
  • Towel
  • Camera (optional)

What we provide

  • Professional guide
  • Boat and paddle
  • Helmet
  • Buoyancy aid
  • Maps and compass
  • First aid kit
  • Survival bag (just in case)

Kit hire – please enquire for information about kit hire, including canoes, paddles, wetsuits and personal protection equipment

In general, layers of man-made fibre clothing are ideal. Avoid cotton at all costs as it saps heat from the body when wet.

Customer Testimonials
Read Genuine Reviews from Real Customers

I just wanted to say thank you for a lovely holiday and keep on what you are doing as I feel you have the basis of a brilliant personalised service and I would not hesitate in using you again or telling my friends and colleagues about your service.

Amazing private photography tour of The Lakes. Chris was extremely professional and gave me plenty of time. Bespoke experience is highly recommended, especially if you are on a short visit and want make the most of your time.

We had such a fantastic day, we got exactly what we wanted from our activity day! Chris was a great instructor, so positive and enthusiastic, it was brilliant to have one to one tuition.

A fantastic day spent in the outdoors with lovely company and loads of guidance from Chris and Lynn. Canoeing, making the pancakes, learning to gather kindling and light a fire made the day most enjoyable.

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