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Keswick Canoe and Bushcraft

Open today: 09:00 - 18:00
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3 hour canoe the view

We thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Our guide (Mick) was extremely knowledgable and very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Island of Malta, Malta
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Middle Derwent River Canoe Trip

Had a fantastic afternoon out canoeing between Derwentwater and Bassenthwaite with my children, my... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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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...more
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 18:00
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Lake Road, Keswick CA12 5DJ, England
+44 17687 80145
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Our guide (Mick) was extremely knowledgable and very professional, especially when considering that he had to deal with a group who had no prior knowledge or experience in canoeing. The tea break on one of the islands that we visited...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a fantastic afternoon out canoeing between Derwentwater and Bassenthwaite with my children, my parents and my husband. Very well organised and safety conscious. Knowledgeable and friendly guide, Mick, who helped us expertly down the river. The sun shone, the views were amazing. Would thoroughly...More

Thank Shgriff
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A fabulous day out paddling to various islands on the beautifulDerwent Water. Our guide pointed out all sorts of fungi and trees that would have passed us by without his insight. Great fun was had trying to light fires with flints and even rubbing sticks...More

Thank Ruth P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really enjoyable 3 hours canoeing out on Derwent Water. All essential kit and advice was provided and a morning's guided paddle was interesting, exciting and informative. It was worth every penny and the children now want me to buy them a canoe of their own.

Thank Jonathan S
Reviewed 17 August 2018

I normally go fellwalking but wanted to try something new. Mick was very informative and taught us how to canoe and bushcraft in fun, easy to learn steps. It was great fun travelling to each of the islands and learning about different wind speeds, waves...More

Thank SharonL2468
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

What a superb day. Me and the 11YO LOVED IT. Paul is brilliant. Totally passionate about his job, relaxed, friendly, knowledgable and a superb host. We threw several unforeseen spanners in the works which clearly made it difficult for him (I can’t apologise enough) but...More

Thank David H
Reviewed 5 August 2018

I cannot recommend this tour enough - even for the nervous it is a perfect day. Easy to enjoy and lots of help, guidance and knowledge from Mick a great coach and guide. Lovely memories of a lovely day. Thanks Mick will do it again...More

Thank Maggi T
Reviewed 11 July 2018

We had the most amazing time. If I had canoed before it was more than 30 years ago. We arrived to Mike waiting as arranged by the National Trust shop near Keswick boat launching area. A short walk to the canoe boat house. We helped...More

Thank Fred_and_O
Reviewed 3 July 2018

4 of us in our 50's booked this day out without really knowing what to expect but we had the BEST time! The weather was glorious as we canoed our way (2 canoes lashed together to prevent us capsizing) across the lake to little islands....More

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Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

My friend and I signed up for the ‘canoe the view’ at Derwent Water as part of the Keswick Mountain Festival. The instructions and meeting point were clear. Mick led the session, providing interesting information on the flora, fauna, history in the area and some...More

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4 June 2018|
Response from FyldeExplorer | Reviewed this property |
Speaking to our instructor there were limited placed you can officially launch from. The slipway by the rowing boats, close to the car park, the mariner west of the car park or a public car park to the south of the lake... More
19 October 2017|
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Response from Craxster | Reviewed this property |
£170 for two days per person for the intro one.
Steven C
8 July 2015|
Response from paul w | Property representative |
Thanks so much for contacting us, and we'd be thrilled if you you and your family decided to join us for one of our session whilst you are in the area! On the 24th July we have the following sessions running - 10-1pm... More