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kayak touring Lake Deistrict

Starting with kayaks and canoes

It’s about this time of year we get enquiries from people who want find out about kayaks and canoes.  Increasingly we are also getting people interested using kayaks and canoes on one of the “Canoe Trails” like The Great Glen in Scotland, Windermere in The Lake District, or the more humble trail starting at Tewitfield […]

Coniston Sunset

Is the sun setting on lockdown?

Anyone use to doing outdoor activities will have missed them and we probably didn’t need lockdown to make us realise how good it is to go outside….. but maybe it helped for some people.   I think that it’s a pretty safe bet to say that most of us would rather not have had to endure […]

Stag and hen party adventures

What to do for your Stag or Hen party

More and more people are doing an adventure activity as part of their Stag or Hen party.  Here is our quick guide to choosing your activities.   We offer either a day (two activities roughly 10 am until about 4:30 pm) or a half day (one activity 10am until about 1 pm or 2 pm […]


Canoe or Kayak? It’s not about the boat.

Canoes and kayaks have developed from primitive water craft designed by indigenous people for a variety of uses including hunting, fishing, trading and even war.  The designs range from dugouts or wooden frames with animal skin stretched over them.  Kayaks have been more traditionally used as single person boats with an enclosed cockpit.  There use […]

How do you like your coffee

How do you like your coffee?

When was the last time you went out for a coffee or even lunch?  No, not just to a friend’s house or a cafe but actually outside.  If you haven’t ever tried this then I think you are definitely missing a trick. It must have been about 1992.  I was on one of those team […]

outdoor adventures

Outdoor adventures in Autumn and Winter

The Autumn and Winter months often send people scurrying into their homes, curtains are drawn and the heating starts to go on.  Day light hours become precious and hibernation may seem the only option.  Of course this is not true and there are quite a few reasons to remain active at this time and outdoor […]

Family Adveitnre Day

Family adventure don’t forget the teaching

So we have now survived another summer holiday season and for some reason I find myself thinking about how we do these sessions.  Well as you might expect it does depend on the family.  Families come on holiday for fun; to spend time together and a break from routine.  Most family sessions contain either rock […]

Team Building needs trust and reliability

Thoughts about Team Building

Team building use to strike me as a rather strange and possibly not very well defined activity;  AKA a bit of a waste of time.  After all, people are employed to do a job so they should really just be able to get on with it.  I can’t help thinking that many people must feel […]

kayaking on Coniston Water

Wild Cat Island and Coniston Water Tour

Today we paddled our touring kayaks on Coniston Water. Our aim was to reach Wild Cat Island (Peel Island) before going onto the end of the lake to Octopus Lagoon (Allan Tarn). Both these spots feature in Swallows and Amazons books and are a must visit destination for Swallows fans for all ages or just […]