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Address: Lake Road, Keswick CA12 5DJ, England
Phone Number:
+44 17687 80145
09:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

We provide a range of canoeing and bushcraft activities to suit all ages,...

We provide a range of canoeing and bushcraft activities to suit all ages, abilities and requirements - families, couples, individuals and groups are all welcome.Whether you choose a leisurely canoe session on Derwentwater, a fun-packed bushcraft day, or a week long classic canoe expedition in Scotland, we will ensure you have an incredible, unforgettable experience.For private coaching for small groups and individuals, please call us to discuss your requirements.Our aim is to deliver quality, hands-on, educational and fun outdoor experiences which give our customers a greater understanding and knowledge of our local area and the skills to enjoy the outdoor environment in a low impact way. All specialist equipment and instruction is provided, you just need to bring a sense of adventure!

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Canoe and bushcraft day

Fantastic day round Derwent Water with highly knowledgeable staff. Great day out if you're staying in the Lakes and want a day away from the crowds.

Reviewed 1 week ago
Wigton, United Kingdom
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Wigton, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic day round Derwent Water with highly knowledgeable staff. Great day out if you're staying in the Lakes and want a day away from the crowds.

Thank lbzsouth
Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were expecting rain (3 drops according to the weather forecast), it was cold (around 8C) and here comes a family that doesn't do any exercise and has no real outdoor clothing and let's not forget as a husband with a new cold (man flu so he was actually on deaths door). However, Paul and the experience were the cure... More 

Thank TAtmb
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

We met Paul at the side of Derwentwater and he escorted us to the canoes. He provided us with floatations aids, showed us how to board the canoes and we were off. Despite being complete novices with instruction and helpful hints from Paul we were soon paddling away like pros. The weather was intermittent cloud with a slight wind. Don't... More 

Thank Karenorr59
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You know the day has gone well when your children say "can we do that again?" This was a fabulous day out, we took our 9 and 12 year old on the Canoe and Bushcraft day, with no previous canoeing experience. We had a dry day, scenery was stunning and we were pleased to go on and around a few... More 

Thank Tricia M
1 review
Reviewed 28 August 2016

My family and I had a fabulous day. Mick, the man who ran the day, was great. Very informative, telling us how to identify poisonous mushrooms, naming the different trees and expertly demonstrating how to light fires using different materials. as well as giving us a crash course in how to steer our canoes. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience and highly... More 

Thank Mandy C
Province of Malaga, Spain
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25 reviews
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Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Awesome day, can't recommend it enough. Great informative and fun... Even in the rain..!!! Michael and Jessica

Thank michael b
1 review
Reviewed 19 August 2016

My ten year old daughter and I had a 5 day break in the lakes and booked a few activities, one of which was Canoe the View with Keswick Canoe and Bushcraft. Our instructor, Mick/Rick? (sorry!), was fantastic. He knew the lake and islands very well and was full of enthusiasm. Got the feeling he had done it 1000 times,... More 

Thank Dave S
Keswick, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 31 July 2016

What a great experience! Graham, our canoe instructor, had such a friendly manner, and soon had us learning the ins and outs of canoeing on Derwentwater before we headed down the middle section of the River Derwent to Bassenthwaite. We saw kingfishers, surfed the weir, and negotiated the rapids, before stopping for a well earned tea break. A fab day,... More 

Thank clarejones1963
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 18 July 2016

This was the second time I have booked with Keswick Canoe and Bushcraft, the first time was fantastic so this time I arranged for a private Canoe the View trip with other members of my family, ten in total including my nine year old grandson, soon to be ten. We had Paul once more as our guide. I was a... More 

Thank Tugwilson
1 review
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Myself and my wife spent a day on a canoeing and bushcraft day. Our instructor Paul was brilliant, he made the day special with his enthusiasm and knowledge. We started the day learning how to identify plants trees and which are best for lighting fires. And then we were island hopping across the lake in the canoes. stopping for lunch... More 

Thank John M

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