Skip to content
canoeing

Canoe Expedition with open fire cooking

canoeing

Canoe Expedition with open fire cooking

Duration
6 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Food, Equipment
Hosted in
English
canoeing

Canoe Expedition with open fire cooking

canoeing

Canoe Expedition with open fire cooking

Duration
6 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Food, Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

We typically run this experience on Sundays following an introduction to canoeing day (titled Canoeing on Englands Largest Lake) though this is not strictly necessary. After a short introduction, we get on the water for a journey North Up Lake Windermere in Canadian Canoes - these can be stabilised if it would benefit the group or the weather is challenging. On the way you experience the profound shape of the Lake District Mountains rising up as we travel from the flatter coastlands towards the high hills. We make landfall at a piece of isolated land sticking out into the Lake where we set up our day camp, learn to light fires from flint and cook our own three course lunch on the beach surrounded by trees and water. Depending on conditions and needs we have a fantastic motor boat that can accompany us, this gives a great platform for equipment transport, can bring wheel chairs (wheel chairs just roll onto the front ramp), wizz someone back to a specialist toilet and the ability to take the group home if we're late leaving. We don't always bring it - we make a judgement depending on the needs of the group and conditions. The actual event order is somewhat weather dependent and we will discuss alternative options for challenging weather nearer the time

Your host

Learn more about Chris

Chris

We are a husband, wife and dog team. We have taught in the outdoors for 25 years collectively, in Scotland, England, Middle east and Africa but mostly on the lovely shores, mountains and rock faces of the Lake District. We have a wide range of coaching canoeing, teaching bushcraft and helping those with additional needs enjoy the outdoors.

What's included

Food
A three course lunch prepared by the group using traditional open fire cooking methods. Typically soup, Pizza and Baked…
Equipment
We will provide everything you need other than normal outdoor clothing. Thats boats, bushcraft kit, safety gear etc

Where you'll be

We typically visit a promontory called Rawlinsons Nabb about a third of the way up the lake but have a range of alternative venues depending on needs. I should say also: we canoe Windermere in the Lake District

Availability

Guest safety

Outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 8 and up can attend.

More tips

We can accommodate a vast range of additional needs. We do however need some notice so we can bring the right equipment and plan accordingly please discuss any additional needs before booking so we can discuss how best to make your experience great.

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

  • Local experts

    Led by locals who love where they’re from and what they do.

  • Small groups

    With intimate group sizes, you’ll never get lost in the crowd.

  • High standards

    Every experience is reviewed for unique access.

Chris
Canoe Expedition with open fire cooking
New experience
From £90/person
New experience
From £90/person