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Kayaking

With a double-bladed paddle and either single or tandem kayaks available to choose from, kayaking is a fantastic activity for large or small groups. There are many places across the UK to hire equipment or go for guided paddles on flat, beautiful lakes to take in the scenery, or on white water river routes for the more adventurous paddlers, or even on the sea and along the beautiful British coastline.

Kayaking is a water based sport which involves a participant sitting low to the water in a kayak boat. Sitting forward with legs in front, the participant uses a double-bladed paddle to pull front to back on either sides of the boat in rotation. The majority of kayaks have a closed deck although there are a growing number of sit on kayaks in use. From simple touring on placid water to more challenging white-water descents and coastal challenges, the UK has something to suit all levels of abilities.

Kayaking guides in the UK

Most providers will offer guided trips with all the equipment you need, although some will offer kayak and equipment hire for self-guided trips too.

  • Gorge Walking, Canoeing, Kayaking, Climbing

    Adventure North West

    West View Hoghton Lane, Preston PR5 4ED

    Adventure North West is an outdoor adventure and activities operator located near The Lake District.

    They offer canyoning, climbing, canoeing and kayaking for groups of all abilities.

    Equipment and professional instruction are provided alongside various accommodation, catering and transport options.

  • Gorge Walking, Coasteering, Mountain Biking, Canoeing, Kayaking, Climbing

    My Adventure

    MY Adventure, West Harbour Road, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

    My Adventure is an outdoor adventure and activities operator located near Edinburgh in Scotland.

    They offer canyoning, coasteering, mountain biking, climbing, canoeing and kayaking for groups of all abilities alongside a variety of technical courses.

    Equipment and professional instruction are provided alongside catering and transport options.

  • Gorge Walking

    Mountain Rat Adventures

    Tigh Na Burn Brackenber Lodge Shap Cumbria CA10 3QB

    Mountain Rat Adventures is an adventure and activities operator located in the Lake District.

    They offer canyoning for groups of all abilities. Equipment and professional instruction are provided.

  • Gorge Walking, Rafting

    National White Water Centre

    The National White Water Centre - Canolfan Dŵr Gwyn Genedlaethol, Bala, United Kingdom

    National White Water Centre is an adventure and activities operator located in Snowdonia National Park in Wales.

    They offer canyoning and white water rafting for groups of all abilities alongside a variety of technical courses.

    Equipment and professional instruction are provided. They can recommend a range of accommodation options for your stay.

  • Gorge Walking, Coasteering, Climbing

    Hebridean Pursuits

    Oban PA34 9AN, United Kingdom

    Hebridean Pursuits is an adventure and activities operator located in Scotland.

    They offer canyoning, climbing and coasteering for groups of all abilities alongside a variety of technical courses.

    Equipment and professional instruction are provided.

  • Gorge Walking, Canoeing, Climbing, Mountain Biking

    In Your Element

    In Your Element Scotland, Inverness, United Kingdom

    In Your Element is an adventure and activities operator with various locations in Scotland.

    They offer canyoning, climbing, canoeing and mountain biking for groups of all abilities alongside a variety of technical courses.

    Equipment and professional instruction are provided.

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