Delivering Great Outdoor Experiences in Cumbria

Boat Hire at Talkin Tarn

​Now into our second year of being based at Talkin Tarn, we still love meeting new people and watching them enjoy the water from our boats. People are often surprised at the scale of Talkin Tarn - it's 1.3miles around the edge and 13m deep in the middle! With a variety of boats, canoes and kayaks we can also provide boat hire in the lake distr...
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A Special Offer for your School

Working with school groups is one of the things that we do best. Schools regularly come to us for superb activity days at Talkin Tarn Country Park, Brampton, and we also travel into schools with land based activities to reduce your transport costs, time and organising pressure. ​Outdoor activity sessions are a great way to build...
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Team building events for people who don't want team building events!

It's a tricky one, the work is being done, the orders are being met and the customers are happy. Behind the scenes though, you can see that your team need a day out, a break, a great big thank you, and a boost to their morale. It can be hard to introduce the idea of a Team Building Day whilst remaining positive about the existing relationships and ...
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Introducing the Lake District

When you live and work in and around the Lake District it's easy to take for granted the beauty, history and culture that surrounds us. Still, spending so much time in an area has a long lasting impact on a person's outlook, personality and experiences. As a Cumbria event planning company and activity provider, Independent Adventure are often asked...
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Entertaining the kids in the School holidays

​After such superb weather over the bank holiday weekend, our thoughts are turning to the end of May half term. Hopefully the conditions will be just as good and we can all spend most of it outdoors! For us, the school holidays are a busy time. Over the bank holiday we will be hiring out boats to families at Talkin Tarn Country Park , near Car...
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Carlisle Team Building Event

Carlisle City Council approached our event planner to provide a team building event for one of their departments. Having worked with us on a previous occasion, the organisers were confident that the group would benefit from some time with us. With clear objectives for a group reward to improve working relationships, we suggested Raft Building and t...
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Cumbria Hen Party at Talkin Tarn

Talkin Adventures were pleased to welcome this fantastic bunch of hens to Talkin Tarn at the weekend to enjoy our Treasure Chest Challenge. This group staying locally at Bush Nook Guest House in Gilsland, Cumbria, were looking for a fun hen party ideas and this activity seemed to suit them perfectly. A little different to the usual hen party games,...
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Smooth sailing following our relaunch and expansion

2018 is already proving to be a busy and exciting year... Friendly, professional instructors for your events As the new season approaches for our Cumbria events and activities at Talkin Tarn, we are delighted that all of our hard work is beginning to reap it's rewards. When we formed Independent Adventure back in 2011, running archery at fairs...
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School Holiday Adventure Day Camps

​Our Adventure Day Camps were so successful last year that we've rolled out over 10 dates for 2018! We've also made it easier for you to find and book your ideal day camp with our online booking and payment system. Simply find the date and combination of activities that sound best for you, click to book and follow the instructions on the web page. ...
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2018 Archery Name Offer

We're giving a FREE place on each of our Archery Beginner Sessions at Talkin Adventures . All you have to do is thank your Folks for giving you the right name! Throughout the year,we organise lots of events including Archery for Beginners. These popular events are great fun and will have you hitting GOLD in no time at all. We play games, shoot ball...
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Cumbria Hen Party at the Big White House

This happy group of Hens enjoyed some fun outdoor activities at the Big White House in Cumbria. Thank you for inviting us along to provide your activities. We're very glad you had such a good time!  Venue: The Big White House Activities: Archery & The Treasure Chest Brief: Provide activities for a Hen Party group staying at the B...
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Improving team relationships

Client: Carlisle City Council Objectives: To build relationship bonds and confidence for a group of apprentices from different departments. Package: A full day of activities began with a breakfast briefing in the Talkin Tarn Tea Rooms. A relaxed archery session focused on enjoyment, peer support and group encouragement. Orienteering provided the op...
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Learning outside the classroom

School: Turton High School, Bolton Objectives: An adventure day in school to reward the winning group of an English project competition.  Package: An action packed day, ready for a 9:15 start and designed around the usual school breaks and 3pm home time. This has become an annual event, with us attending for the last five years. Catering for 2...
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Team rewards in Carlisle

Client:  Nestle, Dalston Objectives: To introduce new challenges and bring the team together, with an element of competition... Package outline: Nestle brought 100 delegates to us at Talkin Adventures over two days. They arrived for breakfast rolls at 8:30 and then enjoyed an action packed day of outdoor activities, including Ar...
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