Fantastic SUP Fun Proof that fantastic fun can be had whatever the weather. Rebecca and friends headed out on to a very blustery and exciting Derwentwater to celebrate her 25th birthday. Not to be put off by the conditions, wetsuits and buoyancy aids at the ready, the courageous crew manned their paddleboards and headed out [...]
Four Star Training for Ryan Over one weekend in February, I completed my British Canoeing 4-star White Water training in a kayak. A moving water course, 4 star is all about leadership strategies, group control and incident management. It also develops personal boat handling skills to allow efficient progress using river features such as waves and stoppers (recirculating water). I [...]
All in all, the UKCC Level 1 Coaching course was a fun experience. The course was run by Ashley St.john-claire and luckily for me was at Platty + on Derwentwater. Having the opportunity to run my own groups (however small they were) has really given me a good understanding of what it takes to be […]
Great day in the Gift of the Gael with AKS Lytham @AKSJuniorSchool on our first Viking Experience of the year. The year 4 children were staying at Glaramara and spent the morning in the Viking Longship and our Viking Camp. If you are wanting to try this out for yourself why not book on to […]
Gift of the Gael back on the water after big winter refit. The boat is “taking up” (after drying out over winter, the wood will swell up to fill the gaps between the planks). The Viking Longship has had a major overhaul with the replacement of a large section of the water line planks on […]
Over the winter Ryan has increased his canoeing qualifications taking a British Canoeing Level 2 Training course. This is what he had to say. “Over 4 days earlier this year I completed my Level 2 training course on the cold and blustery shores of Ullswater based at Patterdale Hall. British Canoeing’s multi discipline course equips […]
Keswick is open but there are still Road Closures due to the damage during the December 2015 floods. The A591 is currently closed at Thirlmere, with businesses either side of the closure remain open. A schedule has been agreed for a temporary road on the A591 which will cater for pedestrians, cyclists and a new [...]
Established in 1985, Platty+ is a small, friendly, family run water sports business based on the shores of Derwentwater, Keswick in the heart of Cumbrias Lake District.
Open 1st March to 31st October for hire. Call us if you require anything outside this period.
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Tel: 017687 76572