Mountain Course & Activity Locations

Lakes Outdoor Experience cover locations across the UK, including North Wales, Scotland and The Lake District to mention but a few. We also offer guided scrambling and traverses on The Cuillin Ridge on The Isle of Skye.

Coniston Water, Coniston, South Lakes.

kayaking-group-coniston-water.jpgConiston Water in the south western Lake District, is one of the area's most peaceful lakes and one of the prettiest. Apart from Coniston Village at the north west corner of the lake, coniston water is largely free of waterfront housing and it's shores are peaceful and almost completely wooded. The lake is most easily accessed from the south via the A590 and A5084 roads but can also be accessed from the north via the A593 road coming in to Coniston from Ambleside.

kayaking-coniston-water.jpgWe are fortunate that Coniston Water also has a number of free parking places along it's east of shore road and on the A5084 Torver Road between Brown Howe (NPA Pay & Display) and Sunny Bank; it is in these places where we will usually meet you for your Kayaking Session.

kayaking-family-session-coniston-water.jpgOnce we have met you and gotten you kitted out, we will head out to explore the lake. We can visit numerous wooded bays and pretty secluded places and also visit Peel Island (known as Wild Cat Island in Arthur Ramsomes book "Swallows & Amazons" where there is the option to do a high jump from a rock into the lake; and generally journey around, learn new skills; and enjoy some kayaking games along the way.


Meeting you for your Kayaking Session. There are two places where we can meet you - park by the lakeshore just past Brownhowe Pay & Display Car Park on the A5084 (LA12 8DW for Satnav purposes) or in the free car park 500m south of Brantwood House (LA21 8AD for Satnav purposes) on the east of lake road.

Frequently asked questions.

  • What equipment is provided as part of an Introductory Kayaking session? Answer - as part of your fee per person, you get a neoprene wetsuit, a pullover cagoule, and buoyancy aid. Basically, so that you can get kitted up like the people in these photos! Of course you also get a Kayak, paddle and spraydeck to keep the water out of your craft. We "can" provide some fleece tops if you do not have your own.
  • What do I need to bring? Answer - you each need to bring swimwear, a long sleeved fleece type top if you have one, a pair of old training shoes that you don't mind getting wet and a towel/change of dry clothing.
  • How long does a half day session last? Answer - up to four hours on . You can also have a full day of Kayaking at this venue - in which case, don't forget to bring your lunch.
  • Are there any discounts on your price? Answer - yes. Our price per person for a minimum group size of two is £65.00 each, for three to five persons, the price falls to £50 each, for six or more persons, the price falls to £45 each. If your group size is 12 persons or over then you each qualify for our minimum price of £40.00 per person. Children under 16 do receive a further discount. Please contact us to enquire. If you are looking to do a full day of Kayaking, then our price for two people starts at £180.00 for the day and discounts apply for bigger groups - please do ask!
  • We've booked & paid, but the weather's too cold or wet for our session to run. What happens to our payment? Answer - If we are unable to run your session due to the conditions, then you can either reschedule to another time; or, receive a full refund of your payment.
  • I've never been Kayaking before. I'm excited but scared at the same time. Will I be able to do it? Answer - don't worry, you'll be well looked after in expert hands and you don't have to do anything you don't want to!

Why not combine your Kayaking Session on  with a half day of Rock Climbing & Abseiling, Canyoning or Raftbuilding to make a full day of great adventurous activities in the Valley?

 To book your Kayaking Session on Coniston Water  contact us here, now.



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Iain GallagherLakes Outdoor Experience is run by Iain Gallagher. Iain was born and brought up in The Lake District by parents who were very keen on the outdoors.

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