Take a leap... make a splash!
At the end of a hot and tiring day what could be better than to soak your tired and aching feet in a free flowing mountain river? If, on the other hand, it is total body immersion you're after, then our instructors know places where you can safely leap off a bridge and plunge into a nice refreshing pool.
When you have done this once, you will want to do it again...and again...and again! Many people set out with no intention to jump but when they arrive they usually join in enthusiastically.
The thrill of the initial leap, the free fall through the air, the fantastic splash, the electrifying shock of the water and the shouts as you surface all go to make this a magical experience.
Naturally we tend to do this only in the summer and as a 'add on' rather than a fully-fledged activity in its own right – but be sure to let us know if it something that you would like to do so that we can plan your day accordingly.
Open Canoes are very versatile and can be used for exploring our local rivers and lakes whilst playing games and learning new skills. They can be paddled on their own or joined to another boat to make a stable craft, excellent for those who want little risk of tipping over. You can even rig a sail to propel you across the water.
Canoeing is a relatively low impact activity which can improve health and fitness. Not only is it great fun, it can also be undertaken by people of any age and any ability. Led by our experienced instructors, everyone can appreciate the delights of being afloat on Coniston Water.
Ghyll scrambling combines climbing up rocky mountain streams and waterfalls while navigating around pools and obstacles. It also involves jumping off the path or rocks into the pool and wading through the Lakeland rivers. Ghyll scrambling receives the most positive feedback because it is exhilarating, tests courage and is fantastic fun!
' An independent activity, no rope, no harness, the children had to make their own choices!'
- Primary School Teacher - Manchester
Originally designed for Eskimos to cross water whilst hunting, your single-handed kayak can get you out on Coniston Water, exploring the small bays and natural beauty of the area. We will teach you all of the skills needed to enable you to become a proficient kayaker.
Our boats are great for both the novice and the experienced paddler, with retractable skegs to help you steer and waterproof hatches to stow anything from lunch to overnight camping equipment.
The latest addition to our water activities at Kepplewray. We have a fleet of boards to try out this great new sport. Explore the lake without the confines of a canoe or kayak. Don't worry you don't have to stand up, sitting or kneeling works equally well.
We also have a number of group boards which can be used by a number of people for a fun team building session or even for a longer journey if you're all feeling adventurous.
Like canoeing this is a low impact activity that all ages and abilities can take part in. Why not take part and view the Lake from a different perspective.
Test your construction skills and build a craft that will carry you and your team across the water.
Making use of the ropes, poles and barrels, you and your team will learn some useful knots that will hold your craft together as you venture out onto the lake.
Our instructor can give as much or as little support as you’d like but it’s a great teamwork exercise and will help your group improve their communication, problem-solving and decision-making.
Once rafts are ready to launch, the fun begins on the water!