Canoe - River Journey

You'll experience the Lake District from a very special angle.

See the beauty of the Lake District from a very different angle. Travel from Derwentwater, Keswick down the Middle Derwent river to Bassenthwaite lake. From the seat of your boat you can see parts of Cumbria not accessable by any other means. But first we'll visit the islands and inlets of the lake and take 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! 

Who is the Canoe River Journey for?

For those wanting to explore. 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.


Half day
(09:00 - 13:00 or 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

Booking Information

COST: £50 per person (inc.VAT)
Min. CHARGE: £200 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.

Include Canoeing in your adventure day.

Add Canoeing to your Stag or Hen Party.

Take your little ones on a Canoe adventure.

Students love exploring the river environment and seeing the wildlife.

Treat your work colleagues to day out by canoe.

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We are excited to announce that The Adventure Element will be re-opening as of the 13th July 2020 for DofE Open Expeditions. We have been hard at work redesigning our DofE programmes to ensure we are COVID-Secure. We want to reassure our participants and staff that we are following government and industry COVID-19 guidelines.

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It has been a long few months for us all as we have navigated our way through the COVID-19 pandemic. Whilst the pandemic crisis is not over yet, we are excited to announce that we are moving towards re-opening our DofE Open Expeditions from the 13th July.

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