£30pp (Min. charge applies)
4-10 people, per group
2 - 3 hours

Coracle Building in The Lake District

A unique way of having fun on the lake. Guaranteed fun, guaranteed to get wet!

Our take on the classic 'raft building' session. You will be given the materials to build your own coracle. Pipes, tape and a plastic sheet are all you need to make a coracle which will hold you and your friends weight. Once built you'll float your vessel and complete a short obstacle course.

Quick Info


09:30 - 12:30
13:30 - 16:30


Minimum 8 years


Water Qualified Instructor
Coracle building kit
Buoyancy Aids
Wetsuits (if weather dictates)
Windproof jacket
Hot Drink


Shoes to get wet or wellies
Warm outdoor clothes
Swim wear
Full waterproofs
Change of clothes

What do you need to know about Coracle Building?

We can not guarantee you'll stay dry, but we can guarantee you'll have loads of laughs! 

A perfect family or group activity. Everyone takes part and will be invovled in building the vessel, everyone can have a go in trying to stay dry whilst it's afloat. Challenges and races can be set up to make the activity a bit more of a competition.

Our Coracle building sessions can take place anywhere but mostly they will be on Derwentwater, Keswick or Ullswater, the Lake District.

Who's Coracle Building for?

  • Families and Friends
  • Stag and Hen Do Parties
  • School Groups
  • Youth Groups
  • The meeting point is in a small carpark.
  • Please travel in as few cars as possible. There is very little room at the carpark.
  • There are no toilets available at the carpark.
  • Your instructor will meet you at the venue.
  • Full joining instructions available on booking your place.

Booking Information


COST: £30 per person (inc.VAT)
Min. CHARGE: £120 for up to 4 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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