Kayaking Activities in Cumbria

Kayaking in Cumbria at Talkin Tarn Country Park, Brampton. Hire a sit on kayak near Carlisle with Talkin Adventures or bring a group for a kayak experience

Kayaks For Beginners Near Carlisle

Kayaking on Cumbria’s Northernmost Lake

Explore the lake in our sit on top kayaks with an instructor led group taster session or team building event. Private family/group sessions and courses are available to book online or contact us to arrange a more suitable time.

If you are visiting North Cumbria with family and friends – why not liven up your time with kayak hire from Talkin Adventures? (available during normal boat hire opening times) You will find our stable, quick and manoeuvrable boats provide the perfect introduction to kayaking in Cumbria. They are designed for ease of access and have comfortable seating.

Kayaks For Beginners Near Carlisle

Our sit-on-top kayaks provide a superb introduction to kayaking for beginners, go kayaking on Talkin Tarn with our British Canoeing qualified instructors and can provide various BC courses in Kayaking. We use modern Wave Sport Scooter kayaks. Our flat-water venue will allow you to master control of your kayak in a safe environment. Your kayak session in Cumbria with Talkin Adventures will begin with a quick safety briefing and overview of basic paddle technique. With our very stable sit-on-top kayaks it is very easy to stay upright. Backrests are fitted for additional support and these boats are suitable for people of varying abilities to enjoy.

Learn How To Kayak

Your bespoke session may include challenges to help improve your technique and confidence, depending on your desired outcomes. This is usually achieved through fun games and challenges.

We regularly provide British Canoeing Paddlesport Start and Discover Awards. These are easily booked online here.

More progressive coaching through British Canoeing courses can be arranged through our partners, who can help you improve at various venues throughout the Lake District and introduce you to white water, if that’s what you’re looking for.

Kayak Hire Near Brampton & Carlisle

In addition to instructor led kayak taster sessions, our tandem sit-on-top kayaks are available to hire on weekends and school holidays from Easter to October. Kayak hire offers a relaxing opportunity to enjoy the peace and quiet of the water at Talkin Tarn, just outside Brampton. We are easily reached in just 20 minutes from Carlisle, half an hour from Penrith or 40 minutes from Hexham.

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 £12 per half hour. Children are welcome to row or paddle our boats, under adult supervision. We insist that under 14s are accompanied during boat hire 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: up to 5 for private groups/families - schools/youth groups see brochure
  • Key outcomes: Fun, communication, confidence, cooperation, teamwork, trust
  • Venue requirements: Available at Talkin Adventures. We are happy to recommend providers for kayaking in the Lake District and other venues

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