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England's Largest Lake by Canoe

Cumbria, United Kingdom

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Experience hosted by Chris

6 hours
Includes food, drinks, equipment
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

This is a canoe introduction and coaching day. After a short briefing, we spend our time on the water firstly getting confident and learning the basic manoeuvres before setting out for a longer period of practice undertaking a short journey.

The provided lunch is eaten on the bank with hot drinks and a lesson on tarp and paddle shelters will be included if the weather is poor.

In the afternoon we journey back to near the start point and look at what to do if things start to go wrong (getting wet is optional but a great idea if you are thinking of using canoes alone).

This is the first day of a 'Learn to Canoe' weekend, book onto Day 2 for a much longer journey and woodland cooked lunch expedition​.

Other things to note

We pride ourselves on being open and accessible​ but we do require some advanced notice to plan adaptations​ and support - and to bring the correct equipment.

We run open sessions which may ​be a mixture of people with or without disabilities. If you would prefer a private​ session this is fine.
This is a canoe introduction and coaching day. After a short briefing, we spend our time on the water firstly getting confident and learning the basic manoeuvres before setting out for a longer period of practice undertaking a short journey.

The provided lunch is eaten on the bank with hot drinks and a lesson on tarp and paddle shelters will be included if the weather is poor.

In the afternoon we journey back to near the s…

Chris's commitment to safety

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What's included

  • Food
    Based on our local bakery - our lunches consist of pies, cakes, and fruit a...
  • Drinks
    We will bring drinks and stop mid-day for ​rest and refreshment. We might e...
  • Equipment
    We bring everything you would need above normal sports clothes. That’s a ca...
From £90
/ person

Meet your host, Chris

Host on Airbnb since 2013
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We are a husband, wife and dog team. We have been canoe coaches for more than 10 years and love the freedom and sense of self-reliance​ that paddling brings. We have led people on countless canoe trips and activity days across the country and abroad.

Most importantly we are patient ​and skilled coaches who know the venue like the back of our hand. When we decided to offer activities ourselves we committed to doing it right and setting ourselves up to be super accessible and inclusive by default. To that en​d,​ we have a range of adaptive seating, canoe stabilisation and grip assistance to include a whole range of additional needs. We also have a powerboat that can provide support, refuge and ensure it is always possible to get home.

Qualifications:
Vicky: Moderate water UKCC level 2 Coach
Chris: 4 star Open Canoe Leader BCU L2
We are a husband, wife and dog team. We have been canoe coaches for more than 10 years and love the freedom and sense of self-reliance​ that paddling brings. We have led people on countless canoe trips and activity days across the country and abroad.

Most importantly we are patient ​and skilled coaches who know the venue like the back of our hand. When we decided to offer activities ourselves we committed to doing it right and setting ourselves up to be super accessible and inclusive…
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Where you'll be

We are based in Fell Foot country park situated on the southern​ shores of Windermere​. Owned by the National Trust, Fellfoot is an excellent place to launch from. It is sheltered and has excellent accessible facilities - including free off-road​ wheelchair​ use, accessible toilets, changing place and shower. They also make delicious coffee and cake for your post-adventure treats.

1 review

Gary
October 2020
Very patient and pleasant guy. Made it feel very relaxed and enjoyable

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    Please note that 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 know

    Cancellation policy

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

    Guest requirements

    Up to 10 guests ages 4 and up can attend.

    What to bring

    Complete change of clothes

    High grip sport shoes that completely cover your toes - these will get wet