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England's Largest Lake by Canoe

Sports

England's Largest Lake by Canoe

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

England's Largest Lake by Canoe

Sports

England's Largest Lake by Canoe

Duration
6 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Equipment
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​.

Your host

Learn more about Chris

Chris

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

What's included

Food
Based on our Local bakery - our lunches consist of Pies, Cakes, and Fruit all fresh and delicious. We can cater for a range…
Drinks
We will bring drinks and stop mid-day for ​rest and refreshment. We might even bring a biscuit or two. Let us know if there…
Equipment
We bring everything you would need above normal sports clothes. That’s a canoe, paddle, buoyancy aid, and waterproofs.

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.

Availability

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

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

Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 4 and up can attend. If you are unable to self-transfer​​ from wheelchair to the ​boat we have manual​ lifting slings. Please ensure you bring a friend or family member​ able to assist us in moving and handling.

More tips

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 possible

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Chris
England's Largest Lake by Canoe
New experience
From $122/person
New experience
From $122/person