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Introduction to Sea Kayaking off the Cumbrian Coast

Bassenfell Manor Christian Centre, Keswick

Run by: Bassenfell Manor Christian Centre

Explore the Cumbria coast by sea kayak. For confident lake paddlers wanting to progress onto the sea. Expert coaching and guiding given.


Suitable for 18+

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Andy paddling his yellow and white quest sea kayak


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The first afternoon is on a lake to get used to the boats. Trips around St Bees cliffs, along the coast, and across the Solway Firth are planned. Sessions to improve your knowledge and safety will be included.


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Other Dates

This activity also runs on these dates:

  1. Mon 11 May 13:00–17:00
  2. Wed 13 May 09:30–17:00
  3. Thu 14 May 09:30–17:00
  4. Fri 15 May 09:30–17:00


£40.00 per day (includes hire of sea kayaks, paddling kit, coaching and transport).

Skill Level

  1. Beginner
  2. Intermediate
  3. Advanced

Special requirements

Packed lunch and drinks needed. These days are suitable for experienced sea kayakers wanting to explore the cumbrian coast, or people who want to try sea kayaking for the first time. The minimum skill pre-requisite is to be competent kayaking on lakes or canals.


Sessions led by qualified BCU coaches. Centre has public liability insurance and AALA license (Ref no. R0157).


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Bassenfell Manor Christian Centre

Bassenthwaite, Keswick

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This activity is organised and run by Bassenfell Manor Christian Centre.

Please register in advance.

Booking is essential: phone 017687 76366 or via website:

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