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

The Lakes and Dales are packed with waterways that are ideal for exploration from a kayak on a Lake District kayaking holiday. If you are looking for a fun, active and different way to discover the wilderness of these National Parks then our UK kayaking holidays and day trips could be just right for you.

What should I expect?

Kayaking uses a double blade paddle and the boats tend to be smaller than a canoe, seating one or two people. Kayaks can be open or closed and kayaks generally lend themselves well to faster white water rivers, while longer touring kayaks are well suited to travelling longer distances at ease. Kayaking is a fun sport for almost any age but expect to have more of a workout than walking and hiking.

A day or afternoon of kayaking is perfect for beginners and those who are a little more experienced might enjoy a trip to some of the more challenging steep creeking spots or multi-day adventure on the water.

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 river or touring kayaks, 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
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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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