This is one of Keswick's most popular activities.
After putting on your buoyancy aid and playing some little warm-up games on the shores of Derwentwater, you will be shown how to hold your paddle in the correct manner, sit in your canoe (the right way round!) and steer your craft in the direction that you wish to go.
From a gentle introduction to canoeing to learning more advanced skills you will embark upon a very special lake session. With the hills and mountains raising up from the edges of the water you will be amazed by the beautiful scenery as you travel on the lake and perhaps have a picnic on St. Herbert's Island. You may even be too focussed on winning the team games that your instructor has shown you to notice the views!
A session in our fleet of new Old Town Discovery's will leave you with memories that will last a lifetime.
For younger participants - or those of a nervous disposition - we can raft the canoes together in twos making them too stable to topple over.
With Keswick Adventure Centre you can enjoy 1-7 day river expeditions. We will lead you for a days paddling along beautiful rivers in the Borrowdale Valley, take you on a 3-5 day trip to Aviemore to paddle the River Spey (see Latest Pictures) and even let you join us paddling the Ardeche river in France. These trips can incorporate hotel, hostel or wild camping options - it all depends upon your budget (or whether your partner will sleep under canvas without electricity!!).
Why not call us to devise your short break for you....?