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Address: Glenridding CA11 0PA, England
Phone Number: +44 7842 212127
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Sea Kayaking trips to Italy. Paddle and a picnic on beautiful Ullswater....

Sea Kayaking trips to Italy. Paddle and a picnic on beautiful Ullswater. RYA Powerboat and Sailing courses.

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Powerboat level 2 course

Just finished a 2 day powerboat course with Leigh as our Instructor. Just wanted to say I thought it was a very well organised 2 day course which Leigh, a calm & very experienced... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 October 2016
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Kirkby Lonsdale, United Kingdom
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Kirkby Lonsdale, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Just finished a 2 day powerboat course with Leigh as our Instructor. Just wanted to say I thought it was a very well organised 2 day course which Leigh, a calm & very experienced Instructor, leading us through a lot of detail over the two days. He was very patient & made sure we covered & understood everything, with all... More 

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Leigh S, Owner at Tall Bloke Adventures, responded to this review

Cheers Chris, I really enjoyed the course as well. Thanks also to Steve and all at Glenridding Sailing Centre for hosting again. Thanks again Chris and I'll see you at Patrizias wine tasting next month. I'd thoroughly recommend the Prosecco. More 

Alfreton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

What an absolutely awesome day. We cannot thank Leigh and Patrizia enough. It started off with basics of safety, explanations about the kayaks and what the day entails. All very reassuring when you haven't been on the water in a while. Both were very attentive and got the balance right when letting us find our own space and rhythm. The... More 

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Leigh S, Owner at Tall Bloke Adventures, responded to this review

Hi Marion and Lou. Thank you both so much for making the day go so well. Patrizia loves to hear that people enjoy her food, and I totally agree that she's exceptional in what she does. We are very lucky to both love what we do and to attract such great guests as yourselves. Thank you for the review and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

We had a fantastic day kayaking with Leigh and Patrizia on Saturday. They're both great people, you'll feel among friends here. As we got setup, Leigh pointed out the safety elements in a relaxed and effective manner, then we hit Ullswater Lake for a leisurely paddle down to Howtown, taking in the beautiful scenery and chatting as we went. Once... More 

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Leigh S, Owner at Tall Bloke Adventures, responded to this review

Cheers John and please pass on our thanks to Faisal as well. We both really enjoyed the day. Perfect weather certainly helped. More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

I've had a wonderful day exploring Ullswater with Leigh and Patrizia in a sea kayak. It was my first time in a sea kayak, Leigh's guidance and instruction are given in a calm and clear manner. In a short time we were out on the water, chatting and paddling, it was so peaceful and relaxing. We paddled around islands, into... More 

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Leigh S, Owner at Tall Bloke Adventures, responded to this review

Hi Maggie, Thanks very much for the review. Glad you enjoyed the picnic, Patrizia has asked me to tell you she loved chatting with you. More 

Manchester
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

My wife Laura and I thoroughly enjoyed a full day of kayaking on Ullswater with Leigh during our short post-wedding break in the Lakes. Following thorough preparations with our individual, "German, over-engineered" kayaks on the shore, Leigh waited patiently as I wobbled about in the shallows getting my sea legs while Laura immediately proved annoyingly good at moving her boat.... More 

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Leigh S, Owner at Tall Bloke Adventures, responded to this review

Hi Andrew, Thank you very much for the comments. I know I promised not to tell Laura that you were just pretending to wobble at first and that really you just didn't want to show off but I think it's time you came clean. Great company, great day. Cheers. Leigh More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Myself and my husband joined Leigh on Ullswater for a day of kayaking. We had a blast, Leigh was a fantastic instructor he was patient with two novices such as ourselves and totally made us feel safe throughout the day. I think I especially liked the part where he said I had got the hang of kayaking faster than Andrew.... More 

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Leigh S, Owner at Tall Bloke Adventures, responded to this review

Hi Laura, Thank you both for the day and the comments. It was a pleasure to paddle with you both. Maybe we'll see you out in Tuscany some time. We'd love to be your hosts again. Leigh More 

Kendal, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

Another great training experience with Leigh. All aspects of the syllabus were thoroughly covered and his delivery was as always clear, fun and relaxed, ensuring we all got the maximum out of this course.

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Leigh S, Owner at Tall Bloke Adventures, responded to this review

Thanks Neil. As always, the job is very easy when you have such keen students. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

We are a group of scout leaders with varying levels of experience on water. Leigh managed our group superbly, ensure everyone was sufficiently challenged by never too far out of their comfort zones. He kept us engaged during rest periods, often asking about us rather than concentrate on himself. Lots of jokes and riddles helped the two days fly by... More 

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Leigh S, Owner at Tall Bloke Adventures, responded to this review

Thank you for the comment Ian. Thanks also to everyone who came on the course. Cracking weekend. My job is very easy when I'm working with such keen participants. Good luck with the Norway trip, I hope it goes as well as your preparation deserves. A pleasure to work with you all. Cheers also to Great Tower Scout Centre on... More 

Derbyshire, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016

Me and my partner booked a beginners canoe session with Leigh and Patrizia at Glenridding Sailing Centre on 5th April. My partner had some experience of canoeing where I had none so I was a little nervous about the session beforehand. I was soon put at ease as Leigh and Patrizia took a steady pace teaching us the basics and... More 

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Leigh S, Owner at Tall Bloke Adventures, responded to this review

Thank you both very much for coming. We had a great time as well. Especially thanks for indulging us in a first aid scenario. We don't often have a paramedic joining us so it was very interesting to pick your brains. You're more than welcome back anytime. Thank you also to Glenridding Sailing Centre for being, as ever, such great... More 

Kendal, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016

Great training and a fun two days. Leigh’s delivery helped me get the maximum from this course - The syllabus was well prepared. With a relaxed and clearly competent teaching style he instilled confidence and enthusiasm throughout the weekend. I look forward to doing more RYA training with him.

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Leigh S, Owner at Tall Bloke Adventures, responded to this review

Thanks very much Neil, you showed great control of the boats and a lot of knowledge when it came to the theory side. A pleasure to work with. Thanks also to Great Tower for being ideal hosts. Looking forward to the Safety Boat course. More 

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