Cumbria Outdoors - DofE Paddlesports Gold residential

Paddlesports Adventure Week with Cumbria Outdoors

Monday 17 to Friday 21 August 2020.

Join us at Hawse End on the shores of Derwentwater for an action packed, and sociable week experiencing a range of paddlesport activities and challenges which will include: 

  • canoeing
  • kayaking 
  • canoe rafting. 

The residential culminates in an exciting overnight camp and river trip expedition.

The activities will take place on Derwentwater, located in the World Heritage Site of the Lake District, within walking distance of the centre, and the river trip expedition will finish on Bassenthwaite Lake.

All activities and venues used will be subject to weather conditions, and may be changed on the day to ensure safety, and maximise experience and enjoyment. Our instructors are experienced and well qualified so you are in the best possible hands.

Activities will include the following:

  • canoe and Kayak skills session
  • rescue skills sessions
  • expedition and overnight camp
  • journeys on the lakes and rivers in the locality
  • swimming and jetty jumping
  • games and challenges
  • evening activities.

Some activities may be substituted due to weather conditions.

The price is only £ 399 per person which includes activities, instruction, full board accommodation, food, use of all specialist equipment, and pick-up from Penrith Railway Station (time to be advised). Evenings will include sessions led by our instructors and also provide time to spend with new friends.

Hawse End Centre - is a large Victorian country mansion, having the benefit of direct access to the lake and mountains - set on the shores of Derwentwater. Our centre offers a warm, homely, comfortable base for groups to return to after a day in the outdoors. All food is homemade - beginning with evening meal on day of arrival. Facilities include bunk bedded rooms, with communal and recreational rooms, drying room facilities and ample toilets and showers.

Hawse End from yurts