Tuesday 16 June 2015

Canadian Canoeing Sessions in The Lake District. Monday 8th June 2015.

After our Scrambling Skills Training Weekend for Cambridge University Hill Walking Club, On Monday, Iain was assisting Highpoints with the running of one of their bits of regular work with students from the Lancaster University Management School (LUMS) who were canoeing across Grasmere as part of their Wordsworth Walk.

The Wordsworth walk is organised by tutors from LUMS and involves discussing the relationship between Wordsworth & Coleridge. Iain is not really sure what it is all about - all we have to do is provide the canoes for this waterborne part of the journey!

We started by unloading the canoes from trailers and "rafting" them together into pairs. Rafted canoes make for a very "stable" mode of transport on any lake - they are also easier to manoeuvre due to many pairs of hands paddling rather than just a few.

We towed the boats across the lake from our get in point of Faeryland to a point on the south shore under Loughrigg Terrance. Eventually the group arrived here; and we got them all into buoyancy aids and set off across the lake (photo one) to the island (photo two) where one of the lecturers did a talk before we paddled onward to Faeryland.

Grasmere in a beautiful little lake in the heart of The Lake District and we provide Canadian Canoeing trips here where you can explore the lake and what it has to offer. You can even enjoy coffee & cake at the Faeryland Cafe - a great way to end your Canadian Canoeing session in The Lake District!

A four hour session Canadian Canoeing in The Lake District starts at just £45 per person for a minimum of two persons and can be done on any of the Lake District's lakes. Contact us to make your booking.  We look forward to working with you!

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