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Ullswater Kayaking Tour

Canoe (Kayak) in The Lake District

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Price per person

Lake District Kayaking

Ullswater is, for many people, the most beautiful of the big lakes in The Lake District. It features islands, bays & beaches, and lots of scenery.

What’s the activity about ? For me, a kayak tour is just a great way to spend some time. Paddling along in a beautiful place, having a chat with some really nice people about all sorts of topics. Learning from the guests about their interests. Passing on a bit of knowledge about the local area and people. All the while doing something that is naturally very healthy, physically & mentally, to do.

The beach we launch the tours from is at Glenridding Sailing Centre, a very friendly place set in a lovely location.There’s no set route, that will depend on conditions and group ability.

Sea Kayaks

We use Double ( Tandem ) Sea Kayaks for maximum comfort, dryness and stability.

Solo Bookings

From early September ’23 to late April ’24, solo bookings are once again available. One per trip due to only one single boat being available. Quite often it’s just that one person on the trip. No guarantee of that on an ‘ open ‘ trip though, there might be two others in a double come along as well.

If a guaranteed 1 to 1 session is preferred for either a private guided tour, or a 1 to 1 coaching session, please book two places, then email me with the preference. I’ll then block the other spaces off.

Kayak or Canoe ?

A lot of people ask what’s the difference between a kayak and a canoe ? Usually a kayak has a deck and you use a double bladed paddle, however, many of us in outdoor education really don’t mind if you call them kayaks, canoes or simply boats. What we focus on is using them for an enjoyable time. The Lake District is the ideal place for doing so.

While a capsize is very unlikely, it is always possible. With that in mind, for each person we have a maximum limit of a BMI of 26, maximum weight of 102 Kg ( 16 Stone ). See the FAQ page for more details.