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Canoeing and Kayaking in the Lake District

Enjoy canoeing and kayaking in the Lake District to experience our beautiful national park from a different view…

This activity consists of a stunning guided tour in Kayaks or Canadian Canoes, along the shores of Derwent Water with a stop off on the beautiful St Herbert’s island for your lunch. All equipment and instruction included, with packed lunch and transport from and back to the Hotel.

What’s the difference between a canoe and a kayak?

If you’re looking to canoe or kayak in the Lake District, it pays to understand the differences between each activity. Canoes are usually open-top boats that are often designed to fit two or more people. Kayaks are closed boats and sit lower in the water. In a canoe, you sit on a bench as though you’re sitting on a chair, whereas in a kayak you sit on the floor of the boat with your legs out in front of you – this changes the way the activity actually feels, as your rowing position is different. Canoes use a single-bladed paddle that must be alternated in the water, but kayaks use a double bladed one.

Essentially, this all translates to canoeing being a more relaxed activity compared to kayaking – but this is a generalisation. Both activities can be enjoyed at a calm, leisurely pace. Whichever form of transport you prefer, you can enjoy either right here in the Lake District.

Other Lake District Adventures

If you would like to enjoy other adventurous activities in the Lake District, why not try a relaxed guided walk, or a more challenging via ferrata experience with a mine tour? 

£145.00 per person
Minimum of 2 people
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What is included?

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Lessons from a qualified instructor
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Equipment hire
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Chauffeur driven*
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Packed lunch (Chicken/Tuna wrap, Armathwaite reusable water bottle, crisps, piece of fruit, Kendal mint cake, Mars Bar)

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Armathwaite Hall Hotel & Spa
Bassenthwaite Lake
Cumbria, CA12 4RE

Latitude: 54 deg 40 min 51.4662 sec N Longitude: -3 deg 13 min 56.892 dec W

Hotel: 017687 76551
Spa: 017687 88900

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