Tuesday 27 July 2010

Beginners Kayaking session. Ullswater, The Lake District. Monday, July 26th 2010

Lee Mcgivern had booked a few days holiday away in the Lake District with his daughter El and had found Kendal Mountaineering Services simply by Googling Kayaking lessons.

Liking what he saw, Lee booked a half day beginners Kayaking session with us and as the pair were camping in the Ullswater valley that was where Iain decided to run the session.

Ullswater is a gem of a lake - particularly at the Glenridding end where there are many small bays to visit, three islands and also Goldril beck - flowing in at the head of the lake and an ideal venue for that first introduction to moving water skills in a kayak or canoe.

Having begun the session on Ullswater - looking at basic kayaking skills, the pair did so well that Iain decided that they had to visit Goldril beck to learn some moving water skills too and both Lee & El absolutely loved it,

As can be seen in the final shot, the weather was not ideal for a camping holiday in the Lake District but it was perfect for having a kayaking or canoeing beginners course on any of the area's lakes.
Whilst there were on occasion, light showers, Ullswater was flat calm and it was warm. After the recent heavy rains, the lake was at such a level as to make the lower reaches of Goldril beck an easy place to teach canoeing or kayaking skills on moving water. So, who says you can't have fun in The Lake District on a wet day!
For those damp days - check out our canoeing & kayaking half day sessions or come ghyll scrambling or canyoning with us. Lee & El were not dissapointed with their introductory Kayaking session with Kendal Mountaineering Services and Iain can assure you of a great experience too!
We have plenty of availability for these activities during the summer holidays so call us on 01539 737332 or visit the website at http://www.kendalmountaineeringservices.co.uk/
and check out our Kayaking & canoeing courses at http://www.kendalmountaineeringservices.co.uk/pages/kayaking.php

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