Canoeing in Carlisle, Cumbria

Canoeing in Cumbria at Talkin Tarn Country Park, Brampton. Hire an open canoe near Carlisle with Talkin Adventures or bring a group for a canoe and kayak experience

Canoeing in Cumbria at Talkin Tarn Country Park, Brampton

Canoeing In Cumbria For Groups And Team Building

Come and enjoy our canoeing experiences for groups and team building events. You can also hire a canoe from our base on Talkin Tarn Country Park, just outside Brampton in the northern fringes of the Eden Valley and Pennines. Explore this beautiful lake with a stunning backdrop of woodland and Pennine scenery. You will also enjoy the convenience of easy access to tea rooms, hot showers and changing facilities. To ensure you enjoy our watersports safely you will be led by British Canoeing(link) qualified coaches.

Canadian Canoe Activities

Paddle our Canadian style canoes around Talkin Tarn as we guide you through basic techniques and introduce games and challenges to improve your speed and coordination. Communication is key to the success of this activity and the benefits of this are seen immediately. A number of games and challenges are incorporated into the activity depending on your desired outcomes.

Canoeing taster sessions & courses

Canoeing taster sessions for beginners are our speciality. Our versatile, open boats allow us to cater for groups of varying abilities, enabling people to experience a new activity in a safe and supportive environment. Adaptations can easily be made so that the boats are inclusive for everyone.

If you are inspired by our Canadian canoe sessions, then book onto one of our courses. We provide British Canoeing Paddlesport Start and Discover Awards throughtout thhe year. Click here for more details and to book your course.

We also work with other training providers who can provide more advanced, British Canoeing development courses on Talkin Tarn and in the Lake District.

Canoe & Kayak Rental Service at Talkin Tarn

In addition to our instructor led canoeing sessions, we operate a canoe hire service. Our larger open canoes are available to hire on Talkin Tarn at weekends and during school holidays between Easter and October. Explore the lake with family and friends in these very stable craft, then pop for an ice cream and wander through the mature woodland.

Bring the family to hire a boat during the weekend and school holidays. Boat hire at Talkin Tarn is open from 12-4pm, with a range of boats available including rowing boats, canoes and sit on top kayaks, each boat costing £10 per half hour. Children are welcome to row or paddle our boats, under adult supervision. We insist that under 14s are accompanied by an adult whilst on the water and all participants will wear a buoyancy aid. There’s no need to book for boat hire, just turn up. If the wind is too high for us to safely operate boat hire then we’ll pop a note on our Facebook page. You’re welcome to give us a call during opening hours on 01697 508295 or send us an email just to make sure.

  • Group size: Minimum size for a private session is 4 participants
  • Key outcomes: Fun, communication, confidence, cooperation, teamwork, trust
  • Venue requirements: Available at Talkin Adventures. We are happy to recommend providers for canoeing in the Lake District

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