£70pp (Min. charge applies)
4-10 people, per group
09:30 - 16:30

Canoe - River Journey in The Lake District

Journey by canoe along a meandering river and tackle simple, easy to navigate rapids.

Canoeing on a river journey allows you to see the natural beauty of the Lake District from a very different angle. Travel from Derwentwater, Keswick down the Middle Derwent river to Bassenthwaite lake. With wildlife, spectacular scenery and the occasional simple rapids.

Quick Info


09:00 - 13:00
13:30 - 17:30


Minimum 11 years


Qualified Instructor
Canoes and Paddles.
Buoyancy Aids
Windproof jacket
Hot Drinks


Shoes to get wet or wellies
Warm outdoor clothes
Full waterproofs
Packed lunch
Change of Clothes

What do you need to know about a Canoe River Journey?

For those wanting to explore. From the seat of your canoe you can see parts of the Lake District not accessible by any other means. You'll learn the basics of canoeing from your instructor as you visit the islands and inlets of Derwentwater, and enjoying a hot a drink boiled over an open fire.

We can guarantee that after a period of training from our instructors on a lake you will be ready to tackle your first 'white water' river trip! 

If this is your first time on moving water or even in a canoe you'll be amazed at how the boat 'comes alive' in its natural environment! As the river carries us along we may see herons and kingfishers and will tackle several stretches of small white water rapids, all whilst being surrounded by some of the most beautiful scenery in England!

This is an ideal day out for a family or group of friends who would like a relaxed journey through stunning scenery. We will be out all day but will take regular breaks to sit and enjoy our surrounding.

Who's the Canoe River Journey for?

  • Families and Friends
  • Stag and Hen parties
  • Secondary School Groups
  • The meeting point is in a small Pay and Display National Trust carpark. Do not pay for the parking as your vehicles will move to another location once we are prepared.
  • Please travel in as few cars as possible, there is not a lot of parking available.
  • There are no toilets available at the carpark.
  • Your instructor will meet you at the venue.
  • You will be sent full joining instructions on booking you place.

Booking Information


COST: £70 per person (inc.VAT)
Min. CHARGE: £210 for up to 3 people (inc.VAT)

IMPORTANT: If booking less than 14 days ahead, please contact us for availability before making your online booking.

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