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Fantastic SUP Fun

March 1, 2017 by in category Events, Latest

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 [...]

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Four Star Training for Ryan

February 23, 2017 by in category Events, Latest tagged as

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 [...]

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This is what coaching is all about

March 25, 2016 by in category Latest

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 […]

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St James Senior Boys School

March 18, 2016 by in category Events, Latest

We had a fantastic time Raft Building with the Year 7 boys from St James School London. The weather can be so good in March.

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Success for Connor

March 18, 2016 by in category Events, Latest

After 4 days working hard in stunning conditions Connor has successfully passed his Level 1. We are looking forward to posting his comments  

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1st Viking trip this year

March 3, 2016 by in category Latest

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 […]

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Connor on the road to coaching.

March 3, 2016 by in category Latest tagged as

Connor completed his first course, a British Canoeing Foundation Safety & Rescue Test on Friday and started his Level 1 course on Monday.

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Back on the water

February 23, 2016 by in category Latest

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 […]

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Ryan’s Level 2

February 18, 2016 by in category Latest

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 […]

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Road Closures

February 14, 2016 by in category Latest
Keswick flooded roads

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 [...]

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