Canoeing in the Yorkshire Dales
Master the art of the open canoe as you will learn the skills required to pilot your craft, watch wildlife and enjoy the scenery. No previous experience is necessary and we provide all safety equipment and can teach canoeing for beginners – making this an ideal activity for people of any age or skill level.
What to Expect
Friendly, experienced and qualified instructors lead all our canoeing sessions. How Stean Gorge has the sole rights to use Yorkshire Water’s Scar House Reservoir, making it the perfect place to learn how to canoe in a stress-free environment and have fun with your friends. This is one of the only places to go canoeing in Yorkshire so come and make the most of the gorgeous landscape and have an exhilarating day learning a new hobby!
Before embarking on your paddle down the river you’ll be kitted out with a canoe, paddles and buoyancy aids and taught how to use your paddles to move swiftly along the banks. Although it’s very unlikely you’ll capsize, come prepared to get wet – there’s always one!
There are several personal development benefits to be gained from canoeing – especially rewarding if you’re trying it as part of a school trip or team building activity:
- Strengthen communication skills – Listening and being receptive to instructions is important when a group of you are controlling the canoe or you’ll paddle in circles!
- Learn to trust – Relying on the teammates behind or in front of you is important
- Build self-confidence – Canoeing is a fun way to challenge yourself physically and overcome fears and build resilience.
- Become reflective – Evaluating your own and others’ experience in order to spot strengths and weaknesses to build on for next time!
Book your canoeing adventure today by calling 01423 755666 or emailing us.
*This activity is also available as a residential or school day trip activity. Please see our educational package details here.