Canoe the Lakes

Canoeing is a wonderfully inclusive sport that can be enjoyed by anyone, enjoy the Lake Districts spectacular scenery on one of the majestic Lakes such as Wastwater


Canoe the Rivers

Enjoy a Canoe journey on one of the Lake District's slow moving tidal rivers such as the Esk or the Irt


Open Sessions
April to September

From April – September we offer a programme of taster sessions, meeting you at the lake by one of our experienced instructors. These three hour sessions will give you a taste of what open boat canoeing is all about.

Canoe the Lakes

As the name suggest the Lake District is a great place to experience canoeing on its many open expanses of water. Our instructors will coach you through all aspects of operating safely, whilst journeying on open water. During your experience we will provide you with the skills to prepare a boat, paddle efficiently and sail if conditions allow.

We are fully mobile and can offer open canoeing on many of the lakes, waters & meres in the Lake District, due to our location we predominately use Wastwater - the deepest lake in England, which is a stunning, quiet and remote lake tucked away in the Western Lake District. Throughout the year visitors and locals flock to take in its dramatic beauty which was voted Britain’s favourite view in 2007.

Minimum age: 6
Under the current situation with Covid-19, all under 18's must have a parent taking part.
Duration: Half Day or Full Day (Half day can be part of a multi-activity day)

Well behaved dogs are welcome on private sessions on the Lake, we have a range of doggy buoyancy aids to keep your pooch safe.

Canoe the Rivers

The Western Lake district is surprisingly close to a wonderful coastline and we have two fantastic accessible rivers which flow into an Estuary in the scenic village of Ravenglass, which as well as the area it is located - the English Lake District, Ravenglass in its own right is also a UNESCO World Heritage site, due to its History as an Important Naval Base for the Romans in the 2nd century.

The Journey will depend on the tidal times as the water in the Estuary disappears during low tide, but if you time it right, you can take a relaxing journey from Ravenglass on the incoming tide and then once the tide turns, return to the village and enjoy a cake or cream tea in one of its Pubs or Cafes.

Minimum Age: 12
Under the current situation with Covid-19, all under 18's must have a parent taking part.
Duration: Approx. 6 Hours

Open Sessions – April to September

During the season we offer a programme of open taster sessions, these half day sessions will give you the full experience of canoeing, all of our canoe sessions take part on Wastwater, the deepest lake in England and located in the beautiful Wasdale Valley.

Minimum Age: 6
Under 18's require adult supervision on all of activities.
Duration: 3 hours

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Multi-Activity Days

Why not try canoeing as part of a multi-activity day and combine with another activity for a fun packed full day of adventure.

Equipment Includeds:

Specialist equipment of the highest standard is included:

  • Open Canoes and Paddles
  • Buoyancy Aids
  • Dry bags for your kit you wish to take

What you need:

  • Wear clothing suitable for the weather on the day.
  • Pack extra warm clothing and a full set of waterproofs (just in case)
  • Wear shoes you don't mend getting wet (or Wellingtons)
  • Pack a full set of spare clothing to keep in the car (just in case)
  • Snacks and drinks

We advise you leave all expensive mobiles and cameras behind, however, we will endeavor to capture your adventure with our waterproof cameras and send you a secured link to access them at no extra charge!

For enquiries please call us on 019467 23753

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West Lakes Adventure
Woolpack Farm
Eskdale Valley
Cumbria CA19 1TH

  019467 23753

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