Kayaking

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 […]

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 […]