Kendal Mountaineering Services Cumbria
T: 01539 737332 | M: 07761 483364
31 Appleby Road, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 6ES

Kayaking Courses in the Lake District 

The Lake District, which comprises 12 large lakes including Windermere: England's longest lake makes the area a superb destination for kayaking and open canoeing activities, we think definitely the best in the north west of England.

  • get out and about in your own kayak
  • explore hard to reach places with expert instruction
  • improve your existing kayaking skills

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Kayak Courses - the group enjoying learning new skills on a Kayaking Course in the Lake DistrictKendal Mountaineering Services run kayaking sessions in all areas of the Lake District National Park. Kayaking involves paddling in a boat on your own. Our Kayaking sessions are run mainly on Windermere, Coniston Water, Ullswater and Derwentwater, although if you want to have your kayaking session elsewhere, let us know.


Half or Full Day Kayaking

As with open canoeing, you can choose to have a half day session or go for a full day out and journey from one end of a lake to the other taking in points of interest and visiting islands along the way.

As part of your day out, you will be shown all sorts of fun things and games that you can do in a kayak and we will teach you the basic skills of how to handle a kayak and what to do if you capsize.

If you are keen enough, we may also teach you how to roll your kayak after you have capsized, so that you can right it without getting out of the craft.


Kayak Skills sessions - Explore the Lake District on a kayaking course with Kendal Mountaineering ServicesGuided River Trips

KMS can also provide guided river trips but in order to come on one of these you must have attended one of our basic flat water (lake) skills sessions first or be able to demonstrate competence in handling a kayak.

KMS can find you suitable venues in the Lake District and kayaking is ideal as part of a package of day activities for groups, stag or hen parties or individuals.


Kayaking Equipment

Some equipment is provided as part of the session fee, this includes a helmet, wetsuit, cagoule & buoyancy aid, you'll need to bring a pair of old trainers for your feet and a fleece pullover to wear next to your skin.

Contact us for more details and click here to view our prices and the picture gallery.


We are now taking bookings for our 2018 Slovenia walking holiday

We are offering you the opportunity to enjoy a week-long holiday exploring the stunning Julian Alps of Slovenia. Accommodated in an Alpine style chalet near Bovec, you will have an adventurous week exploring the beautiful unspoilt scenery of this magnificent area. You will be surrounded by snow capped peaks, crystal clear rivers and lush green meadows. click here to have a look at the details.

We also have our range of other courses that can help with all of your outdoor wishes, no matter what time of year you want to learn. 

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Contact us to discuss what you want and we'll be happy to help.

Wishing you many happy outdoor adventures this coming year!

Ring us to discuss your requirements - Tel:01539 737332 Mob: 07761 483364

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