Family Kayaking

Explore our Waterways!

Kayaking is an incredibly versatile sport. It has everything from tranquil paddling up calm rivers to pure adrenaline rushes from white water rapids, battle against the surf or undertaking a solo ocean crossing. It also is great for games and team challenges.

Most people learn on quiet canals and flat rivers and the best way of learning to roll is in a swimming pool! When you start the first thing to master is going in a straight line, but as soon as you have cracked this, there’s loads more skills and strokes to learn – how to turn your boat quickly, recovery strokes and Eskimo rescues.

People who take this sport to the extreme go off on kayak expeditions all over the world to find the ultimate white water rivers, drop down huge waterfalls or sea paddle amongst glaciers and orca whales.

Inland Kayaking locations

Bude Canal. A beautiful historic canal, used once as a route for hauling sand inland to the Bude railway. Your journey starts near the sea and meanders inland through marshes and nature reserves where Herons and Kingfishers often watch from the bank. A great stretch of flat water with lots to see.

Tamar Lake. With stunning natural surroundings Tamar Lake is a great paddle. It has lots of inlets to explore and plenty of wildlife. Outdoor Adventure is the only centre using this uncrowded lake. Facilities include picnic sites, a lake walk, Café, shop, toilets, showers & changing rooms.