13 Jul 24


10:00 AM





A relaxed canoe journey on Derwentwater, suitable for complete beginners.
Using rafted canoes, which are extremely stable with plenty of space to be comfortable and very social. There is no need to get wet! You might need to step in the water to launch/land so wet feet but there’s fair chance we can keep them dry too!
We’ll launch onto the lake, spend some time getting the hang of paddling and then explore the shoreline and islands, no doubt stopping for a brew and a snack.

We’ll provide a buoyancy aid for everyone, swimming ability isn’t necessary.
Canoeing can be a great option for people who find walking tricky. Please let us know if this is you so we can make sure we get it right for you.

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Please note this is the morning Canoe session – if you want to do the afternoon paddle board session you need to book it separately. 

Walk Leader - beth

Beth is a qualified Mountain Leader & also has Mental Health & Outdoor First Aid qualifications – you’ll be in safe hands. Beth is also one of our ‘qualified to take you on & in the water’ leaders – so lots of adventuring opportunities!

Beth has worked in the outdoors for over a decade her infectious enthusiasm for making days out special is an inspiration to be around. Beth also leads our Women Only events. Beth is based in the Scottish Highlands but can often be found down in the Lake District. She says the middle of Derwentwater is her favourite place to recharge her batteries.

Kit List

MEETING PLACE - Nichol end Marina

There is some parking at the Marina, but it is limited. If you are able to car share, or walk from Portinscale (approx 15 mins) please do.


Toilets and cafe at Nichol End.

Mixed Weather

We’re expecting mixed weather and possibly a few splashes. Please bring waterproof trousers and coat. As well as any extras you need to be comfortable. We’ll put them in a waterproof bag to bring with us. You’ll need shoes you can get wet – welly boots, trainers, crocs, water shoes are all good. And a spare dry pair fpr after of course!


All of our walks are provided free of charge thanks to our funders, generous donations and our passionate volunteers. If you’re interested in supporting wellness walks by volunteering or donating please follow the links below. We look forward to walking with you!

Book a Space




  • You MUST book a place on this walk via the Wellness Walks site. You MUST supply the information requested – this is to keep YOU & our leaders safe in the unlikely event of an emergency.
  • If you do not have suitable clothing & equipment you may not be allowed on a walk for your own safety.

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